DIY Easy Wire Basket Lampshade

A super easy and quick fix to modernize those outdated light fixtures. See how I updated this old light using a DIY wire basket lampshade!

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There is one last simple tutorial left as part of the Kids rental bathroom update – the wire basket lampshade.

Here’s a look at the original view.The original was a dated light fixture from the 60’s. The light doesn’t look too bad next to the pink blinds but there was no way I was going to leave it as is. Kids bathroom makeover in a rental space

I was inspired by my friend Toni’s hanging basket light and created this simple solution.

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Materials Needed to Make the Easy Wire Basket Lampshade-

How to Make a Wire Basket Lamp Shade –

Step 1 – Carefully remove the lampshade from its socket and measure and mark the wires you need to cut to create the opening. I had go back and forth as I cut to make sure I got the right spots. add a wire basket to the light fixture. Unique lampshade

Step 2 – Cut using the bolt cutter or wire cutter.An easy and quick update to old light fixtures using a wire basket

Step 3 – Hold it to the light fixture and screw back the old lampshade. The wire basket just rests on the old lamp shade. Super easy way to update old lampshades using a wire basket

The  wire basket lamp shade is ready! A super easy and quick fix for those outdated light fixtures. Make a wire basket lamp shade

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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. Clever, Cute and Colorful …you got the 3 C’s in your wire basket lamp shade. Love it!

    1. Thanks Debbie!!! And I love the idea of the 3C’s 🙂

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