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!