Monday, May 31, 2010
Cut off the original shade with tin snip (or now that I know what I am doing, I could say dismantle the wiring and remove original shade).
Using the original shade as a template, drill all appropriate holes in your can. Use a Dremel or other tool to sand off all burrs left from the can opener and drilling (you don't want the can snagging or cutting people).
Spray paint the inside of the can silver (this helps hide the seam a bit and any drill marks) and spray paint the outside with hammered copper).
Reassemble your lamp (I had a friend who knows wiring help me do this, if you know how to wire a lamp do it yourself or you can do like I've done in the past and bring it to a hardware store or handyman that does small repairs).
Now you have your own can light!!
I think she is just perfect for the kitchen - she provides great task lighting.
I made her for the Fireflies and Jellybeans Iron Crafter Challenge.
Check out my collection of Tin Can Crafts for inspiration!!
I am sharing this at:
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