While out shipping with Dave at hobby Lobby, I was looking in the garden section and fell in love with the metal hanging baskets used for plants.I turned one over on top of the other and thought, this would make a cute light fixture.
Then when looking in my Ballard designs catalog, I fell in love with this:
I removed the chains from the baskets and used the individual links to attach the baskets to one another. Then I used the existing light socket and cord from the grandma style pink and white Tiffany lamp for this fixture. I painted the cord black, and used some of the chain and the hook to hang the fixture. It looks so much better in real life. I love the little bit of rust on it. It gives it a great patina.
I'm not looking forward to changing the light bulb. I'll have to take off half of the links to open the cage. It's a good thing the CFLs last so long.
And since I was able to customize how low it would hang, Dave doesn't hit his head on it anymore!