it’s an old habit of ours to roam the aisles of the hardware store looking for inspiration. this time of year is especially fun because the garden center is bursting with all sorts of flowers and herbs. while picking up a little basil for our kitchen windowsill the other day, we found these great little ecoforms pots. we loved the shape so much we got 2—we used one for the basil, and turned the other into a simple, modern pendant lamp.
derek & lauren
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here’s what you’ll need:
-an “urn” style eco forms pot
-ceiling hook, or other hanging hardware
1. drill a small hole in the bottom center of the pot just large enough for the cord to slip through.
2. pass the cord through the hole, and pull apart the two wires (hot and neutral) so that you have enough slack to tie an electrician’s (or underwriter’s) knot. the knot will prevent the wires from coming loose and will keep the socket and bulb in place inside the pot.
3. one of the wires is smooth (hot), while the other is ribbed (neutral). wrap the hot wire around the gold screw on the socket and tighten with a screwdriver. wrap the neutral wire around the silver screw and tighten it.
4. gently pull the pot down over the socket and bulb, and it’s ready to hang.