Monday, November 16, 2009

French Wire Basket

One more post...I'd forgotten about the Dare to DIY party over at my buddy Kim's.  Can't miss that!
(can you tell I'm sick today? I've done nothing but stare at my computer all day! The best thing about feeling like crap, lol)

When my Fall Pottery Barn catalog came I went nuts - marking almost every page, writing notes about things I liked the best.
This was one of my favorites.

The French Wire Chandelier, filled with fall bounty (the bounty is hard to see in this picture.)

It made my heart race, it was so beautiful.

We have very high, vaulted ceilings in our great room area, which is where my dining table is. A couple of years ago we hung a beautiful ceiling fan above our table.

I love it. It's very pretty, the blades have a distressed finish that I adore, and we use it non-stop for about 8 months of the year.  Right now, we are not using it.

(ignore the dust - I was!)

So I thought since I couldn't just HAVE the chandelier, maybe I could hang something similar to the the  basket portion from my fan.

I found a pretty wire bowl in black at a garage sale for $1.  Then I found this wreath at another garage sale for .75

I tore the wreath apart (made 2 more projects with it, too! Stay tuned for those ones!) and arranged some of the bounty in the bowl, wiring some onto the outside, as if all the loveliness was spilling over.

Then I twisted on some black wire to hang it from the light bowl of my fan.

(Dusted while I was up there, too)

LOVE it.

I'm hosting Thnksgiving this year and I am excited and THANKFUL to be able to have our family at our house for my favorite holiday.  I have lots of special plans for centerpieces and food presentation, but this hanging basket was probably the most important thing to me.  I'm so glad Kim's party got my butt in gear so I actually got this done!

I'll also be linking this to DIY Day at Kimba's


The Girl Creative said...

You crack me up!!! Love all the posting you're doing! Hope you feel better. :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Very creative. And thrifty. You go girl.

I'm so glad you joined in this week. It ain't a party without Mandy.

ashley morgan said...

I loved that in the PB catalog too! But unlike you, I never even considered the possibility that I could recreate it. Very clever!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

cute idea! I love it and it is EASY!

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

Very, very creative! I love your table, too. Can't wait to see some of your other projects!

Jennifer Juniper said...

What a good idea! I really love it :)

BrEndABloOds said...

this could work in your dining room, for pretty cheap too:

and you could change up the shades possibly for this one...

it's a good idea! I wonder if you could use a black zip tie and some small gauge black chain to hang your basket from the little knobby on the fan (the lowest point) and then use three to go to the basket, similar to this:

great post! :D

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