Monday, August 8, 2011

metal basket turned light fixture, and a window makeover

I've been wanting to update the light fixture above

 my kitchen sink for some time now.  I finally found

 the perfect basket, purchased at a consignment


With just a little tweaking on the bottom,

we got it to fit perfectly.

Here's the before, and the fixture I have

hated for 6 years!

All we did was take the existing glass shade off and

 replace with the basket.

I also added some trim work around the window

to dress it up.

I cleared off the junk that had been accumulating

on the window ledge,

and added my pretty glass collection filled with

 pink flowers from my yard.

I love the frenchy farmhouse feel the new basket

light gives the space.

I also added a few accessories around the sink. 

See what a little {primp}ing can do for

a small space?

Much better now.

P.S. {Primp}, The Shoppe is now open!

Just wanted to let you  know I  have opened an etsy shop which includes lots of yummy farmhouse goods, and fun items I have loved or would love in my own home.  Here is a sneak peak at some of the goods:

Check out the fab etsy widget on the sidebar to see more items and to visit my shop.

My etsy name is MoshPosh because that's how I set it up years ago, and don't know how to change it. (Up until now I have only bought things on Etsy.) But I think the name actually fits the shop quite well, because I will have a mosh posh of items for you to browse.

keep primping,


  1. perfection! it's just right over that sink!

  2. Glad you are happy with the outcome.

  3. This looks great! Love your blue glass as well. I am having fun catching up on posts of yours that I've missed :)

  4. Sometimes it's the little things that have a tremendous impact! The light fixture and glass bottles look great. Excellent job! Your kitchen is lovely.

  5. The light fixture looks awesome! Yay for Etsy!! :)

  6. Love the light fixture. What a great idea for the wire basket.
    Good luck on your new Etsy shop!


  7. this looks super cool! ... and I love the glass bottles on the window sill :-)

  8. fantastic! love the new look :)

  9. Love it, I found you through Pinterest!

  10. clicked over from life made lovely...such a cute idea! i just pinned this from anthropologie and now realize it can be a diy project! so cute!!!

  11. What a neat pendant looks terrific over your sink. I always thought something like this would require all sorts of wiring!! You've made it look so easy!

    Congratulations on the opening of your shop. I need to take a peek!!


  12. How unique! It looks fantastic. :)

    Congratulations on the new shop.

  13. This is quite fabulous - love that you were just able to switch out the shade!

  14. Soo cute! I'm off to check out your shop. : )

  15. Now we're talkin'. Fabulous.

    bees knees bungalow

  16. that looks i want to make one!!!

  17. I love the look. Wish I had somewhere to put one in my house! Great job!

  18. oooo - I love it!
    just popped over from a-z...and now I'm off to have a look around here!
    *waves hi*
    cheryl xox.

  19. Love your new farmhouse light fixture and your kitchen looks beautiful!
    hugs, Cheryl

  20. Love your basket light fixture. How much more light it must give you and adds so much more personality to the room. I've seen pictures of these before and always wanted to do it, but I'm not very handy with electricity and no hubby to do it for me. Newest follower.

  21. LOVE the basket light! I've been wanting to do that as well, but just haven't gotten around to it. I did buy some cute ones from Pottery Barn a while back that are adorable! Good luck with your new Etsy shop! I need to revamp mine and start keeping it up! I've been absent from that part of my life for a while LOL Have a great week!!!

  22. Love the look! Congrats and good luck with your Etsy shop.

  23. Just ran across your blog and will be a frequent visitor! Love the basket shade, great idea!

  24. This looks great! And congrats on your Etsy store!

  25. Michele! LUV your new light! What a difference it made in your darling kitchen! Definitely adds a French farmhouse flair to it! Great job, girlie! How exciting for you to have an Etsy shop! Headed right over to check out your treasures! :)

    xoxo laurie

  26. I LOVE this! Very rustic. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Love it! Do you watch HGTV Design Star? One of the designers used something like this, and they were AMAZING!!! Oh, and fyi they bought them for $250.00 each!

  28. The basket looks like it was made for that light fixture, love it! I hope you can join Design Gives Back for our Miracle Makeover reveal August 12-18 at I hope to see you there!


    Sherry, The DGB Team

  29. Oh my gosh, I LOVE THIS!!! so Frenchy/Industrial goodness! xoxo Debra

  30. I think Mosh Posh is a great name. Can't wait to look around your shop. I am a fairly new Etsy shop owner also.

    Love your light. Really love it...

  31. Love this it looks fabulous. I would love something like this for my laundry room.

  32. Thank you so much for being a part of Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday! I just LOVED your project and am featuring it in my Friday Flashback!
    I sincerely appreciate you linking up. It’s not a party without guest! Thank you!
    I hope you will accept and display the Tales from Bloggeritaville feature button on your blog. YOu can find it on the Friday Flashback Post. It’s my way of saying “Thank YOU!”

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  33. Your new basket fixture is just perfect for that space and sooo french country, loving those glass bottles in the sunlight too:-)

  34. Hey! I love it, gives the perfect look to your kitchen! Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your blog,

  35. I love your new light... it's perfect there! Good Luck with Mosh Posh! I think that is a great name! t. xoxxo

  36. Love the new lighting. I would never be able to just pick something up like that and it actually fit. There would be all kinds of tweaks and adjustments to me made before it would work ~ LOL!!


  37. The new light is perfect. What a great addition to your kitchen. Happy to have found you through Vintage Inspiration Friday.

  38. Your light shade looks great there, much better! Good luck with your shoppe, I'll go check it out!

  39. I love the new light fixture! I've been wanting to do that for a while now in my laundry room. Maybe I'll give it a try now!

  40. Incredible job Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration and for joining the Pinkalicious Thursday Party! Hope to see another fabulous creation this week!

  41. Wow, I can't believe what a difference the change in light made! I love that look, and you probably saved a bundle making it yourself. Great work!

  42. Oooh, go you with your Etsy shop! All your bits and pieces look simply beautiful - I'm sure you'll be very successful!

    Thank you so much for linking up today to my Summer Loving party.


  43. I can hardly believe that one single change made such a big impact - but it did! Makes your kitchen look even more fabulous than before. Great look!

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