it's official, i am a basketcase....plus, my first blog award

The baskets I purchased at the Farm Chicks from my friend Cindy's booth, Tarte have finally been wired and hung above my kitchen island!

I love the result.

This was a very easy project. I purchased all the wires and components at a electrical supply store. Instead of paying them $30 per fixture to wire them, the nice man at the electrical supply store gave me a quick tutorial.

My husband drilled a whole in the top of each basket and then I proceeded to give him the same tutorial the nice man at the electrical supply store gave me. I let my husband do the assembling.....(don't ask, it's just the way we roll around here).

I made the cord covers myself - out of an old vintage linen dishtowel. I literally cut the two strips and sewed the sides together and slipped it on the cord before we hung the pendants.

After both were hung and we had turned the power back on we held our breath and flipped the switch.....ahhhhhhhhh!

It worked!

If you remember, I blogged about much more expensive versions of basket light pendants here.. I think my version is quite comparable and certainly less expensive. I paid $20 per basket and about $45 for the electrical components needed to wire them. Not bad I must say...

On another (and yet totally exciting) note, thank you to the Junk Garden Girl for giving my first blog award! She is a relatively new blogger like me - so go check her out. It is always so nice to get nice comments when you wonder if anyone is reading you!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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17 comments on "it's official, i am a basketcase....plus, my first blog award"
  1. Jill, they turned out great! So cute!

  2. Hey Jill! These lights look fantastic!! Good job! Hope you are enjoying your summer...it is HOT as hell here!

  3. so fantastic looking! Great job! :)

    Susan @ www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

  4. Jill...
    love the lights...

  5. They look great... good job! What a fun accent for you kitchen.

  6. Just fabulous. You and your husband did a great job. Love the cord covers too.

  7. Those are just soooo cool!!!

    :) T

  8. What a great idea. You really did a good job on these.

  9. ohh...Jill, I love these!! I think they would be stunning over a kitchen island! :)

  10. So creative and I love them! They look Awesome! Congrats on the award too!

  11. This looks great- it definitely looks like you spent some major bucks for those fixtures. Great job!

  12. Happy squeals~well done!

    Come by and see my Pottery Barn inspired typography basket.

  13. Wow! Great job, I love the way they look with the lights on, I'd bet you get amazing shadows!

  14. Hi Jill,

    These are amazing! Nice to "meet" another Minnesota blogger. I'm going to link over to this project for my Sunday Inspiration post.


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