UncategorizedTarget Fruit Bowl Turned Pipe Light Fixture August 24, 2014 Our master bedroom lights are one of my favorite projects that we’ve done to date! I’m a big fan of industrial style and have wanted to make some pipe sconces for a while. To me, there is no prettier combination than copper and white, so when I came across these copper fruit bowls at Target, I knew they had to be in a project. I loved the wire shape and immediately thought, “Lampshade!” Paired with a white, pipe fixture, it’s perfection! I revealed these lights a while ago during Creating with the Stars and planned to share the tutorial soon after. But after the great SD card debacle of 2014, I wasn’t sure the tutorial would work without all of those lovely in-progress shots. But, these are my favorite lights, so I did my best. Below, you’ll find detailed instructions and even though we don’t have in-process shots, I made diagrams with the finished fixture so it is clear what I’m talking about. Though this is very detailed, actually making this light fixture is pretty easy! Here’s how we made these beauties! Materials: 1 – 10′ piece of 1/2″ EMT (Electro Metallic Tubing) 2 – Jake 90 Connectors (90 degree connector to connect pipe – also called a pulling elbow) 2 – 1/2″ EMT 1-hole strap 2 – Fender Washers 5 – 1/2″ Compression Connectors 1 – Old Fashoined 40watt Light Bulb 1 – Lock Nut 1 – Lamp Kit (all materials above can be found in the electrical section at Home Depot) 1 – Target Fruit Bowl Steps: Disclaimer: All of the electrical pieces come galvanized. If you want a different color, you want to lay out and spray paint all pieces before beginning this tutorial. Wait for them to dry completely before assembling light fixture. 1.) Cut 1/2″ pipe 3 pieces: 1.) Base mounted onto wall 2.) Piece to extend horizontally from the wall 3.) Vertical piece connecting the bowl to the fixture You can customize the size of these pieces for your space, depending on how large you want the finished fixture to be. Here are the sizes we chose for reference: 1.) 13″ 2.) 8″ 3.) 3″ Use a sawzall with a metal blade to cut these pieces. 2.) Connect Pieces of Pipe using Jake 90’s and Compression Connectors Slide the pipe into the connector. Tighten the compression ring to hold pipe in place. Screw the connector into the end of the Jake 90. Do the same thing on both sides to create the U-shape fixture in the picture. Now, you should have the U completely built. 3.) Fish Lamp Cord through Pipe The Jake 90’s have a small flap that can be removed with a screwdriver to help you fish the lamp cord through the entire fixture. 4.) Remove Base from Fruit Bowl The shade I chose to use was a Target Footed Fruit Bowl. The footed portion was simply screwed onto the bowl, so it was easily removable, leaving a more lampshade-like shape.After removing the bottom, there is a round opening perfect for attaching this bowl to the fixture. If you want to use a bowl of your choosing, you could drill a hole into to allow the pipe to fit through. 5.) Connect Lamp Shade to Pipe Fixture Attach another Compression Connector to the end of the small vertical pipe (#3). Place a fender washer on the pipe under the connector. Then, place the shade on underneath the washer, followed by another washer. Place a lock nut underneath the second washer to hold all in place. 6.) Install Socket from Lamp Kit Follow instructions on Lamp Kit to attach the socket to the wires already threaded through pipe. To firmly hold socket in place, we used Liquid Nails to secure it around the opening. 7.) Mount Fixture to the Wall Mount fixture to the wall with the 2 1-hole straps and screws. As you can see above, the lamp cords are yellow. If you won’t have this directly behind a piece of furniture, I would paint this portion of the cord to match the wall color, if possible. That would be easy for me with a white wall. If you have different color, it may be easiest to hide the cord behind a piece of furniture by having the pipe extend long enough to be behind furniture. Then, plug your fixture in and enjoy! If anything didn’t make sense, please don’t hesitate to comment with questions!