After building my colander light, I decided it would be fun to see what other have done, too. So, check out the ideas shown here, which includes the one I built.
P.S. All of the photos are links to the suggested sites and may be subject to copyright restrictions. Each will open into a new window.
The photo shows my colander light right after it was hung, BUT BEFORE much else in the kitchen was done. I'll post a better photo later. If you would like to build a pendant kitchen light like this one, click on this link or on the photo above to see how easy it is!
But, if that one doesn't work for you, check out some of these other DIY light fixtures.
Finding an old colander is not easy, but they surely add to the look of a country kitchen.
This hanging light fixture was listed on Etsy. It uses two similar colanders, with the bottom one being the smaller of the two.
I haven't figured out how the bottom one is attached to the top one. If you have ideas of how that would work, please add it to the comments section below.
You can create a light fixture that will be attached to the ceiling, rather than hung as a pendant.
This DIY light fixture uses a flat bottom colander to hug the ceiling.
If you can't find a flat bottom colander at your thrift store, like this couple did, check out this option on Amazon.
You could use one size to be next to the ceiling, and another size as the shade.
This is another listing on Etsy that I thought was so creative! It made me wonder if I wanted to introduce another element into the pendant light I made.
This may be a special order from that craftsperson.
Maybe a DIY pendant light isn't for you. This homeowner used the colander instead as a light cover for a wall light. It still creates a warm, homey ambiance.
My sister found this photo. What a delightful way to add interest to a wall! The article, which also has some other recycled kitchen utensil decorating ideas, doesn't tell you how it was made. For a committed DIYer, figuring it out could be fun.
This pendant light uses an olive colander, and is hung by a chain instead of from the cord. It was once available at Shades of Light in a couple of finishes. As of April, 2016 it was not listed on the site.
If the theme for your kitchen is Italian or Mediterranean, this light fixture may be right for you.
Several similar olive colander lights are sold on Amazon. Links to those are at the bottom of the page.
This lamp has so many interesting elements, not the least of which is the colander lamp shade!
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