Light fixtures are so important when it comes to how a room looks and feels, and a repurposed graters kitchen light would be a fun addition to many different kitchen decor styles.
Like farmhouse, shabby chic, country, industrial, and definitely eclectic retro funky like mine… and probably a few others that I can’t think of right now.
Sometimes you just get lucky and you find a bunch of the same thing at the same time. Like these three sets of three flat graters that I found a few years ago.
These have slightly curved handles, but I’ve also seen flat handled ones and they would work too.
I used three of mine to create a repurposed graters hanging candle holder a few years ago. Since then the other six have been waiting for me to have a light bulb moment, and it finally happened.
Well, for four of them anyway. The other two will have to wait some more.
All you need for this project is four flat graters, some needle nose pliers, and some strong wire. I’m using copper because I like the combo of copper and silver, but you could use any strong wire you like.
You can see I got a little ahead of myself and started attaching the graters before taking my pic.
Sometimes I just can’t stop myself from going full steam ahead. 🙂
All you do is cut eight pieces of the wire about 2″ to 2 1/2″ long. This is easily done by just grabbing the wire with the pliers and twisting back and forth until you make the break.
Then just wrap the wire around two corners, again using the pliers because this can be very hard on your fingers.
Here’s mine all done.
The corners will probably be a little loose, and that’s perfectly ok. It’s actually a good thing if they’re not too tight.
When it’s hung you can manipulate the corners so they stay in the placement that you want.
Here’s the rather dark faux stained glass fixture before. It was a little too small and a lot too dark.
And here’s my graters kitchen light.
It simply sits on the three screws that used to hold the old shade inside the ceiling mount.
Originally I thought I was going to have to do something about the gold ceiling mount, but I kinda like mixing metals so I’m leaving it as is.
Here’s the window before.
And the after.
This really was a quick and easy project and best of all, just like my vintage pot lids window valance, because I used things I already had it cost me absolutely nothing.
I love that this graters kitchen light doesn’t take itself too seriously, and since my kitchen doesn’t either this project is a perfect fit for me.
So the next time you think you need a new light fixture instead of going out and buying one look into your stashes or visit your local thrift store. You never know what repurposing possibilities you might find.
You might just have your own light bulb moment. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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