Monday, October 10, 2011

Minnow Lights

I finally got around to taking pictures of the other lights that I made. Here is the before picture of them.They are two minnow baskets. When attached together they make a minnow trap. I just purchased a pendant light kit & mounted it in there. Easy, Breezy......

This last shot is a picture of one of them that my husband put up in his band room (yes, he is in a band & yes they practice here). He couldn't wait to see what they looked like lit up :)  Ignore the green paint on the ceiling.....it's from the flourescent lights that the previous owners had put up.
So what do you guys think??

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special Of course I linked this to one of my favorites-Funky Junk Tip Junkie handmade projects

28 comments:

  1. that is so cool! i can't believe how well the pendant kit fit the trap!! and i LOVE shadows on the ceiling!

    well done! off to hunt for traps (hmm... sounds crazy!)

    amy

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  2. Awesome!! Like the stripes on the ceiling, wish I had a place for a ceiling fixture that didn't have a new one...

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  3. Hey this is really cool! I have a lot of these guys in my basement from my marine bio days. I love the light patterns cast on the ceiling. Cool!

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  4. How cool! That looks awesome. Thanks again for sharing.

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  5. Whoa -- this is awesome. So creative, looks amazing, and I love that you used minnow nets (I spent years catching minnows at a favourite pond as a kind). Love!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  6. Ahhhhhhmazing! Makes me wonder what ever happened to my dad's old minnow traps. I foresee a rummage through mom's storage building next time I'm at her house!

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  7. I love this, I just bought a basket to use for my laundry room. It makes a really cool design on the wall.

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  8. love the industrial vibe these kick off. Really awesome! Pinning it.

    Bernadette

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  9. How cool!! This is such a great idea!

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  10. Love them ,tove the light pattern they make! Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  11. This is beyond awesome. I've never seen it done but the rustic industrial look - looks like something straight out of Restoration Hardware! Go you. :)

    (new follower here!)

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  12. I've never even heard of minnow baskets before. What a great look! tfs!! I'm a new follower :)

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  13. LOVE!!! I need to hang around fishing places it seems... life depends on me making one of these. :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150404786386141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  14. That is so cool! I absolutely love the idea. I want to change out some of our lights in our cabin now! Thank you for sharing this at my link party.

    Renee

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  15. Off the hook!

    reposhture.blogspot.com

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  16. Waaaay cool! What a clever idea!!! Love the reflection on the ceiling!

    xoxo laurie

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  17. These are perfect! Love them!

    Trying to think of where I could use these!

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  18. OH WOW!! These are totally the greatest! Love the way it looks lit up!

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  19. Featured YOU today! Come check it out and grab a button....
    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/10/good-morning-sunshine_17.html

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  20. I love these! I have to try these out! Thanks for linking up!

    xoxo,
    Clydia {threemangoseeds.blogspot.com}

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  21. I absolutely love these lights out of a fish cage. I had to blog about it at my blog. http://itsstilllife.com/2011/10/17/fish-cage-lights/

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Karen G

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  22. This is uber cool and I love the effect of the screening on the ceiling when the light is turned on. So glad you linked this up to Motivated Monday. Have a great week.
    Pam

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  23. Hey Katie -- Just wanted to let you know that I featured your minnow lights!

    http://threemangoseeds.blogspot.com/2011/10/3rd-motivational-monday-link-up.html

    xoxo,
    Clydia

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  24. I love creative lighting! I would like to add some pendants or chandeliers at my house, but we have pot lights everywhere. The only place I could do something creative is in our bedrooms where we have ceiling fans/lights, but we really need the fans because we light to keep the windows open a lot, and it gets warm here! Alas. Anyway, wanted to let you know I featured you on my blog this week. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://www.imbusyprocrastinating.com/2011/10/get-me-motivated-monday_24.html

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  25. What an awesome reuse of something. Doggone it where can I find some of those minnow baskets? Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I really do love the way they look, I have had three of these baskets with the same idea however I bought the light kit from Ikea and they are white, just don't look as good as yours. Where did you find the black light kit and how did you get them to hang without tilting to one side?

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