Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture

I haven’t shared a mudroom update for a while, but today I’m changing that.

Since we’ve completely re-done everything in our little mudroom, I thought it would only be fitting to make a new light fixture as well. Plus, I loved how our laundry room light turned out, and I thought it would be cool to have two connected rooms match a wee bit through their lighting…

So, let me introduce you to our newest light, our knock off grain sieve light fixture…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s industrial and farmhouse and full of character. My favorite!

And, oh man, I’ve had the biggest crush on grain sieves. I’ve been searching for one, but only found ones that were huge or really expensive. I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a knock off… I think I spent about $20.00.

Here’s how I made it…

To make the faux grain sieve, I used 4 pieces of basswood. Basswood is super light weight and really flexible. I bought mine at our local craft store.

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s also really thin, so extra care is needed…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

After I pulled off all the labels, I laid the basswood on a flat surface, overlapping the ends…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I squeezed Gorilla Glue on the tip of one piece, about 2 1/2″ wide…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just pushed the second piece of basswood on top and held it firmly in place for a few seconds…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used my staple gun to staple through both piece of wood in two different sections…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I gently lifted up the staples and flipped the pieces over…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a screw driver to fold the staples over…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I brought the two ends together, making the size diameter that I wanted, and stapled the two ends together…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I was left with this:

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I attached the other two pieces together and wrapped them around the basswood circle…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had them stapled together, I was left with this:

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a couple dabs of hot glue to hold the two together in a few places, then I got started on the metal top…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I simply rolled out my wire and placed the “grain sieve” on top. I used a sharpie to draw around it…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then used a pair of tin snips to cut the circle…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

To finish the grain sieve, I used Early American Stain by Minwax, then gave it a nice coat of dark wax…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I made sure to build up the wax around the staples, as added grime/ dirt that would have collected over the years of heavy use…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

For the wire, I simply sprayed it with black spray paint, let it dry, then gave it a light coat of multicolored texture spray paint….

Then, to attach it to the grain sieve, I used thin wire and pushed it through the thin basswood…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

And wrapped it around the wire…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a pair of needle nose pliers and twisted the two ends together…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I went around the entire grain sieve, then snipped off the ends of the wire…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Next, to attach the light, I measured and found the center of the sieve…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then snipped a hole in the center so that I could push through the light…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I bought a pendant light kit at Home Depot…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

In order to push the end of the light fixture through the wire, I had to remove the ceiling plate….

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I stuffed the wire through the hole…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

All that was left at that point, was to hang it…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

I am so over the moon excited with the way it turned out…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s just lovely….

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

 And I absolutely adore the “used” look of it…

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

 And those little details, well they push me over the edge!

Knock Off Grain Sieve Light Fixture by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s the absolute perfect touch for our mudroom and I couldn’t be happier with how everything is coming together! We have a few more projects to finish, then I’m going to starting adding all those little details…

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love it

  2. GAH! I LOVE this idea for our teen son’s room… a vintage industrial/farm style. I have two vintage seed sieves (one from France and one from a local barn sale) but I think poking holes in them would kill me so I will re-create the look with your clever tute! AMAZING! :-)

  3. so clever and creative. I love it. would you please show us a picture of how it looks when it’s turned on?

  4. Oh this is just amazing! I think I could actually do this. What a great project… I ‘m all about all things Farmhouse!!

  5. You go girl! Love the grain/strain & how it all looks:) Do you just sit in your sweet lil’mudroom, & smile? I would, it’s SO awesome!!! Blessings & <3
    M

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