Wednesday, February 6, 2013

♥ Aglow ♥

Come on in today! We’re going to dream a little about setting our homes “aglow”.

Thanks to Pinterest, I’m finding the coolest ways to repurpose items into cozy lighting! I had to create a board especially for my finds because, of course, I hope to use some of these ideas someday.

But for today, we’re just going to ooh and aahh… least I am. Maybe you’ll get to making or purchasing one of these before I do, and if you do, I’d love to see it!

Are you ready? Here we go…….

How about lighting made from a colander? Just imagine the designs that will be cast on your ceiling!

Source:  Zulily

Source:  Etsy

Or lighting using bowls…….like these yellowware ones?


Or terra cotta pot pendant lights?

Source:  Apartment Therapy

Or galvanized bucket lighting?

Source:  Barn Light Electric

Funnels……..oohh......these are really rustic……I can imagine one hanging over a kitchen sink in a primitive or farmhouse décor.

Source:  Gettsyburg Homestead (My friend, Mary)

Source:  Etsy

Source:  PoppyTalk Blogspot

How about those very versatile mason jars…..they make wonderful lighting in so many ways…..for the kitchen or bathroom….

Source:  Etsy

Source:  Lamp Goods

Source:  A Time for Everything

Or with Christmas lights inside them for the back porch……

Source:  Etsy

I love these graters with candles tucked inside for a cozy centerpiece!

Source:  Good Housekeeping

I can just imagine this metal basket converted lighting over a kitchen island…….

Source:  Antique Farmhouse

This would be so sweet in a child or even teenager’s room over their bed……or maybe even on a back porch……hula hoop lighting with Christmas lights……

Source:  Google Plus - Helen Kate

Talk about repurposing…..this lamp is made from a vintage stovetop toaster and a colander……isn't it great? 

Source:  The Polished Pebble

And I have a big thing for lanterns……love this for outside lighting…..

Source:  Log Home

Aren’t they all wonderful? Do you have a favorite?

Thanks for joining me today and dreaming (and maybe even planning a future lighting project) along with me!  :)

**I'm also joining Cindi's Whole Lotta Love Party**  I do LOVE all these aglow ideas!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥ 


Sheila said...

TFS Tammy, Pinterest certainly has some awesome ideas to spark our imagination, creating a bigger want list! :-)
Have a great day!

April said...

Oh, my word...I love them all! How unique and creative!

Kim said...

Those were all great!! Thanks so much for sharing. I need to be more creative!!

Michelle said...

I enjoyed seeing all of these. I have seen the colander ones before. I plan to do that one in my kitchen. I also pinned one where they used dollies to make a shade. I love pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing.

Angela said...

Hi Tammy. looks like we share in our love for lighting as that was my blog post for yesterday's whole lot of love too.Never have too many lamps or candles. Have a great day

Walking on Sunshine said...

Absolutely love all the Ball jar lights! Beautiful!

Patty Sumner said...

ohhhh....ahhhhh...I am with you Tammy. Those are just lovely...with the exception of the old crocks...I almost choked thinking of drilling out the bottom....The rest are amazing..old water pails would look great too. Thanks for taking the time to post and share all those.. I have two big wash tubs behind the shed....Love that idea.. Blessings!

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!! how great are them all really but the hanging funnel is so prim......Will be getting on that as soon as I can and sending it to you, Tammy, wink wink, Francine.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

very nice selection of options but I believe I would be terribly disappointed to see good yellow ware with holes drilled in it! Maybe some chipped or cracked or reproductions. Did you see the ones made out of Mason jars and solar lights? They take the solar lights apart and hot glue them to the jar. Set in the sun, indoors or out. they make really cute mood lights or night lights.

Mary Ann said...

Those are all really cute!

I think my favorite is the funnels used as candle holders--sooo cute!

Prims By The Water said...

I love all of these inspiring. Take care, Janice

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


These are all so cute! :) I especially like the hula hoop/Christmas lights one, and the mason jars and cheese graters. :D

I love these fun posts. :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
I love those colorful colanders! So cute!

Will you email me some more info on your My Points and Bing accounts? I may just have to try it out! ;0)

Thanks sweetie!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how love them all but the colanders are just the most darling things with the little spots they shine up on the ceiling.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I have been looking for a hanging lamp for our carriage/family room for months now...all of the punched tin types are so expensive, but this post has inspired me to create something unique. Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison said...

There were so many lamps/lights that I liked I can't even name them all. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to pin a few of those to my boards.

A Primitive Homestead said...

These lights are all so nice. I would love to try the old wash tub. Some months back I made one out of the canner rack filled with mason jars for my kitchen. Thanks & Blessings! Lara