How To Transform Simple Kitchen Utensils Into Light Fixtures

What cold be better for the kitchen than a light fixture made with things like forks, spoons, food cans or other utensils? It’s a fun idea and also one with lots of possibilities. There are lots of things you could be using. So the next time you want to throw out something, think twice before you do it. Who knows…you could be throwing out your new kitchen pendant light.

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Let’s start with this piece: a colander light. Forks are hanging from it but, if you want, you can make something similar and with a simpler design. Just find a way to hang it from the ceiling and to attach the socket and light bulb.{found on hutchstudio}.

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These are made to order and they come in a variety of colors: red, yellow, blue and black. They’re handmade items with a vintage look. You can try to make something like this yourself but you have to be careful when cutting out the bottom of the pots.{found on etsy}.

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The Can Lights are made from discarded and salvaged Heinz Beans cans and Campbell’s Soup cans. They’re colorful and appropriate for the kitchen. They would look good in a rustic home but also in a modern kitchen.{found on designaddict}.

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Have you ever thought that teacups could be used to make light fixtures? Well they can. These pendant lights are made with repurposed teacups and old sepia prints. Chandeliers can also be sued using the same principle.

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This pendant light is made from a recycled milk bottle and it has a simple, industrial-looking design. It would look good in a rustic, country-style kitchen but it’s simple and versatile enough to also be used in other types of decors as well.{found on etsy}.

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Want something truly rustic? How about a pendant light made from a meat grinder? It’s a decorative and statement piece made of black steel and with black textile cable accents. The height is variable. You can order the piece for $96 on etsy.

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Let’s take a look at something a little more delicate like this pendant light made from a clear pitcher from a blender. The idea is very simple. The materials used include the pitcher, a cord and a light bulb. It’s simple and chic.{found on etsy}.

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Here’s another interesting light fixture. This one is made of three metal mugs. The mugs are white and have a black rim which is a lovely contrasting accent. They hang from the ceiling and they’re clustered together, forming an interesting design.

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A whisk is actually a perfect utensil which can be used for a kitchen light fixture. This piece perfectly illustrates the idea. It has an on/off switch wired into the cord and the whisk measures 12” overall. It has a candelabra socket sized bulb but you can basically use any other type of bulb if it fits.{found on etsy}.

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Forget about the pendant light made from a blender pitcher. This is a lamp which used the whole blender. It’s a fun piece which you can use as a mood light in the kitchen. The on/off switch is the actual switch on the blender.{found on etsy}.

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Here’s how you can repurpose a grater in the kitchen: take a piece of wood and use graters as lampshades. Figure out a way to add the socket and wires. You can decorate the light fixture as you want once it’s done.

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While this piece looks like a regular pendant light, it hides a secret. It’s made from a vintage Tupperware mold. It has a lovely mint green color and it’s a perfect accessory for a retro kitchen. You can purchase it for $55 on etsy.

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Another very interesting piece is this pendant light made from a stainless steel bowl and a glass sugar jar. The bowl has handles and this contributes to the overall strange design. It uses a standard socked sized bulb and it’s about 8” wide including the handles.{found on etsy}.

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This is a similar piece and it;s also made with a sugar jar. Instead of a steel bowl, this time an aluminum funnel was used as a reflector. It has a clear cord with an n line switch and it works with any bulb. It’s great for the kitchen but you can also use it on the hallway or in other spaces.

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This is a large colander salt shaker chandelier and, as you’ve probably guessed already, it was made from a large colander about 16” across and it has 7 salt shakers inside. Each one can take any kind of light bulb you prefer.{found on etsy}.