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Assisted Living: A Light Fixture Made From Colanders

CasaSugar Community member Zyada posted this query in our new group Assisted Living:

I'm looking for ideas for lighting my kitchen. My kitchen is long and narrow. The style is Medieval-ish; this site shows what I'd like my kitchen to look like. I aready have the brickwork and dark wood going on. I was thinking of using copper colanders in some way, but I'd like some examples to get a feel for how I want to place: lights, colanders, etc.

Zyada, I love your idea of using light fixtures made from colanders! It's perfect for a kitchen. Copperware would also work really well with your Medieval theme. If you want to make your own hanging colander light fixture, like the one shown at left, here is a tutorial to make one. You can also make a table lamp with a colander shade — here are instructions. You could also try hanging light spheres using two colanders enclosing the bulb — learn how here. Or, you could make a sconce, installing the colander directly to the wall.

Another way to integrate copper colanders is to use them as vases, or even simply as bowls for your fruits and veggies.

Does anyone else have ideas for Zyada as to how she can use copper colanders in her kitchen, be it a light fixture or something else? Please comment below!

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