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She Takes A Rusty Old Strainer And Transforms It Into A Rustic Lighting Fixture

by Ariana Seigel
Ariana lives in NYC but grew up in FL. She loves comedy, strong coffee, and impromptu performances by the mariachi bands on the subway.

I love taking time to give my home a refresher, but I don’t always want to spend a lot of money. That’s why I’m a huge fan of upcycling and finding a way to repurpose items I already own into something amazing.

Whether it’s using cinder blocks to transform my patio, or one of countless other inspired DIY projects, there are so many ways to upgrade your home on a budget.

Since I’m focusing on brightening up my kitchen, I was totally blown away by these amazingly easy upcycle projects. With some basic hardware and old kitchen utensils, these DIYers are creating gorgeous, “magazine-worthy” lighting fixtures.

Using just an old fruit bowl or even a few whisks, you too can build incredible chandeliers and lamps that add a simple and rustic feel to your kitchen space. Plus, it’s a real opportunity to take something you’d normally throw away and give it a completely new life.

Which of these kitchen utensil upcycles is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

These matte-painted black and white funnels make gorgeous pendant lights.

These matte-painted black and white funnels make gorgeous pendant lights.

Modern Artifact Decor used a whisk to create a beautiful, rustic-looking light.

Modern Artifact Decor used a whisk to create a beautiful, rustic-looking light.

Who knew old cheese graters could make such unique lighting fixtures?

Who knew old cheese graters could make such unique lighting fixtures?

An old colander lends a disco-ball type feel to your kitchen or living room.

An old colander lends a disco-ball type feel to your kitchen or living room.

Lampmakers Folly & Glee built this unexpected design from antique molds.

Lampmakers Folly & Glee built this unexpected design from antique molds.

This super easy DIY upcycle transforms your old ladles into funky candle holders.

This super easy DIY upcycle transforms your old ladles into funky candle holders.

An egg basket becomes the perfect lantern in this simple DIY.

An egg basket becomes the perfect lantern in this simple DIY.

Turn tinted Mason jars into tiny lights to hang up in bunches.

Turn tinted Mason jars into tiny lights to hang up in bunches.

Easily transform an old wire egg basket into something extraordinary!

Easily transform an old wire egg basket into something extraordinary!

Save old wine bottles for this easy DIY lighting project.

Save old wine bottles for this easy DIY lighting project.

Grab some woven fruit baskets and rope to create this stunning chandelier.

Grab some woven fruit baskets and rope to create this stunning chandelier.

Another twist on a chandelier uses vintage teacups and spoons.

Another twist on a chandelier uses vintage teacups and spoons.

Empty out your utensil drawer and repurpose your flatware into this truly unique lighting fixture.

Empty out your utensil drawer and repurpose your flatware into this truly unique lighting fixture.

This DIY is perfect for your next tea party!

This DIY is perfect for your next tea party!

Even vintage kettles make the perfect kitchen upgrade when re-purposed as funky new lights.

Even vintage kettles make the perfect kitchen upgrade when re-purposed as funky new lights.

These kitchen utensil upcycles truly put an amazing spin on any ordinary home!

What would you create with your old kitchen hardware? Let us know in the comments.

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