Has anyone ever noticed that Warehouse Lighting can be really really expensive?
Like sell a kid or remortgage the house expensive?
I could never figure out why. Have you ever thought about it? They’re basically just some metal and a $5 cord kit thrown together, right?
Well as I was bemoaning this fact (and the fact that I couldn’t find a satisfactory way to DIY a farmhouse/warehouse pendant) to hubby, who has worked in sheet metal for the last 20+ years, he looked at me blankly. Then he simply said “because the metal has to be spun”.
According to wikipedia:
Metal spinning, also known as spin forming or spinning or metal turning most commonly, is a metalworking process by which a disc or tube of metal is rotated at high speed and formed into an axially symmetric part. Spinning can be performed by hand or by a CNC lathe.
Which of course we’re not going to be DIYing anytime soon. Even with a hubby who works in sheet metal!
Which of course led to me hunting down the least expensive, yet still totally authentic looking versions I could find.
Warehouse Lighting for Less
ATG Stores $39.90 (white, black, green, red)
Lighting Universe $37.72
Ikea $14.99 (beige, green, red)
Lowes.ca $59 INCL shipping! (white)
For over our kitchen sink, we chose the white Lowes light. It was a decent price, 16″ across and I could pay by Paypal (which meant the funds came right out of my bank account instead of off a credit card – which we’re not using anymore).
Have you got any secret sources for low-price warehouse lighting? Any ways to DIY your own? Do share!
P.S. I wrote about 5 Double Duty Pieces for Easy Home Organization over at Organizing Junkie today. If you’re looking for ways to create more storage space in your home, check it out!