I had wanted to get wire cage style lights for our entry/hallway since we planned our house. However, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them. Then I saw a brilliant idea on a House Proud segment on the Nate Berkus Show. They made wire cage lights by using wire plant baskets from the dollar store. I checked out our local dollar store and, sure enough, they had small wire baskets for $1.50 each. I bought 10 for the 5 lights.
First I removed the chains. Then I spray painted them with stainless steel paint.
After a second coat and some time to dry, I used some wire to attach pairs of baskets and to make a little top piece so that the cage would stay in place on the light fixture.
Here’s what they look like “installed.”
Including 2 cans of spray paint, the cost for 5 light fixtures: less than $30!
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