How-To: Vintage Egg Basket Lighting
Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine.
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- egg baskets
- cord kit (such as Hemma cord kit, IKEA stores)
Choose a basket with a hole in the bottom that measures 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Remove the metal handle with needle-nosed pliers. Spray-paint the basket and let dry.
Wrap the plug of a cord kit in painter’s tape to protect it, then prime the cord with a shellac-based spray primer, such as Zinsser BIN Primer ($10, thepaintstore.com). Let dry.
Spray-paint the cord and the outside of the socket to match the basket. Let dry, then remove the painter’s tape from the plug. (Finish your project with Step 4 on the next page.)
Create a moss and egg wreath with paper mache eggs and light green Spanish moss for a simple and natural spring look.