I’ve seen a lot of wire basket lighting ideas lately, and I have to say I love the rustic, farmhouse-y look of it.  (Not to mention the funky shadows these type of fixtures throw on the walls!)  Melody from Crafty Butt came up with a design that has a dollar store twist: a wire trash can!  With a little paint and fabric, she transformed it into a trendy, shabby chic fixture perfect for a little girl’s nursery or a whimsical cottage.  [how to make a trash can pendant lamp]

Project estimate:

  • Trash can, $1
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Fabric, on hand or $1 and up
  • Hanging lamp kit, about $4

Total:  $5 and up