|This is my kitchen sink light and I love it!|
When we built our home, being who I am, I didn't want to spend much on our light fixtures but I wanted them to be nice looking, warm and inviting as well as functional, meaningful and unique. I decided to make some of our light fixtures out of mason jars. I had seen some hanging mason jar lights and a shelf lamp or two but they weren't what I had in mind so I set out to the hardware store and found a couple of fixtures that were perfect for what I wanted. These were inexpensive and easy to find and lent themselves perfectly to what I had in mind.
|$5 fixture with factory globe removed|
|w/ mason jar-now my kitchen sink light!|
|Simple fixture-perfect for my lights!|
|smaller pint-jar fixture for kids' hallway|
These light fixtures install simply, just as you would a normal, mass produced factory light. I did have to get some longer bolts to screw in and hold my jars on occasion but they too were easy to find and cheap. Because the glass cover piece is a mason jar, when I need to replace a bulb, i can usually just turn the jar and remove it without having to unscrew the securing bolts. Our mason jar lights are also brighter than the "factory light fixtures" and for someone like me who likes brightly lit rooms , that has been an awesome little side note. We have loved our mason jar lights!
|This is my kitchen island light/pan rack made with 4 pint-sized mason jar lights mounted onto a sled. I'll be doing a post about my kitchen light fixture/pan rack shortly if you'd like to see how to make one.|