Friday, February 24, 2012

MY NEW OLD LIGHT


My new old light that came about after seeing a photo of one Tammy at A Primitive Place included in her February 17, 2012 post. I new I just had to make one. I made mine a bit different. I put lids on all my jars but the middle one & included a jar lamp kit in the middle jar running the cord behind the window trim to the outlet. I bought four screw in cup hooks to hang the rack from under the kitchen cupboard above the sink. So this little project took little time & only cost .98 cents for the hooks. I can take it down easily to clean the jars & rack. Quick run through in the dishwasher.

Just seeing if it would fit. Oh how ugly the old light is. I have always hated it. It was in the house when we moved in 16 years ago.

Sam took a photo while I held the rack & jars up so I could get an idea what it would look like. We agreed it would be perfect as a light above the sink. Got to just love this boy. He is always a big help to his Mom.

My new old light is new to the homestead kitchen but made from old items. I bought the old jars at my Pap & Grams estate sale. I had asked my mother that day if there was an old caner rack there. Sure enough Gram had kept an extra one over the years so my mother gave it to me. For a long time I had this sitting on my kitchen counter with a candle in the middle. Changed things up & put it in Paps old chest in front of the fireplace. It came back out this week along with a lamp jar adapter I also had stashed in the ho osier cabinet. Now I will see my Grams old jars & caner rack each day. I can just hear what my mother will say when she sees it. Oh you gotta be kidding me. Special thanks to Tammy for sharing the photo she found on Etsy.

Blessings Til Next Time!
Lara

22 comments:

  1. Love the light Lara! Looks great! I saw it on pinterest not long ago! such a cute idea! You copied it great! Love it!

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  2. Hi Lara,
    Love the light!! And how great that it has a special meaning!!
    Hugs,
    Lorna

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  3. Love how the light turned out. Very prim indeed.
    Tamera
    Country at heart

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  4. Your new old light looks great Lara..and I love the sentimental value it holds! Hugs, Traci

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  5. Oh Lara, I absolutely LOVE it! You guys did a wonderful job on it! How neat that you hardly spent anything on it and it's pieces from your family. I also love how you made it where it can come down and be cleaned easily. That's a big plus. Enjoy it~

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  6. Lara love you new light look so prim smiles..

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  7. I love making new things from old items. Especially if I already had all those old items just hanging around. I love the light and the blue jars are awesome. You did such a great job. -Steph-

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  8. Lara, I love your light. And how wonderful that it has special meaning for you.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  9. Lara,

    Perfectly prim and it looks great !

    So many great ideas and information on blogs !

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Hi, I just found your blog thru Tammy and am your latest follower. Please stop over at my blog for a visit soon! I LLLLOOOOVVVEEE the light, you did a great job.
    xo
    Michelle

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  11. I simply love love this new old light! I just might have to make one myself. Take care, Janice

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  12. Love the new old light! Admire you for not just liking the light, but creating your own.

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  13. Lara,

    I really like this idea! It looks wonderful and what special memories it will create! A warm soft glow for your kitchen :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  14. I love decor with the old blue Ball jars. Your light looks great!

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  15. Very cute idea! I agree, that old light had to go...lol. Nice job!

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  16. Very cute idea! I agree, that old light had to go...lol. Nice job!

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