Chicken Basket Light

When I was creating my showhouse room, for the ASID Hoilday Splendor Payne Mansion Showhouse, I needed to find a way to create lighting in the space. We were told we could not drill, nail or make any modifications to the walls or ceilings.  So it was a bit of a challenge to figure out a way to create light over the table area without hanging anything from the ceiling.  After spending a short time with Jesse White at his place, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, I quickly spotted a really cool basket and, no pun intended, a light bulb went on in my head and I knew that this was going to be the perfect light fixture for my space.  Only after creating the light fixture did I find out that in fact it is a basket used as a cage for chickens. {a true transformation of function}  I used an adjustable black floor lamp base, added a light harp with lighting kit and connected the basket.  And then by using an Edison Style light bulb it really gave the fixture that extra ambiance and style.

Edison Style lightbulb

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