SNS 87 ~ unique lighting with a GIVEAWAY!


Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #87

Theme – unique lighting

This post is a review, as well as a giveaway event that is now over.

Congrats, Linda!

If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up which stays open indefinitely. Check below for this weekend’s theme.

Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join!

I’ll be featuring SNS highlights during the weekend on FJI Facebook, so join in and see what they’re all saying about your stuff. 🙂

This weekend’s theme:

~ ‘unique’ lighting ~

twig chandelier

I’ve been known to make the odd creative light in my time. 🙂

However I’ve always yearned to create a light fixture from some super cool odd thing I’ve found at the thrift. But to go into a store and buy the lamp components in bits and pieces from scratch? Overwhelmed from the get go! I want it easy, and to look cool. I just haven’t been excited to build a light from scratch.

Until now.


Shandell’s is the maker of these really cool vintage lighting kits!
We’re talking cloth cords, porcelain fixtures, and the option to get vintage styled bulbs to match!

What you get

The kit includes EVERYTHING you need to make your own basic light, along with a few choices.

1. Decide on swag or pendant. $29-$39

swag – hanging light that plugs into a socket

pendant – hard wired hanging fixture

2. Choose your color of wire: red, gold, putty or brown.

3. Choose the length of your wire – 12 or 15 feet or custom. 

4. Choose BRASS or NICKLE hardware.

5. Pick your vintage styled bulb (sold separately) $18

6. And go thrifting for your kinda shade. 🙂

Feeling like a true lazy bones at this rate? Snoop around Shandell’s. They make lampshades covered with vintage wallpaper like the one to the upper right, and ready to purchase vintage lights. (and so much more) They are gorgeous!

My take

I think this kit is genius. I’ve always loved the old vintage touch to lights and this one ticks my clock. You have the look you like and you KNOW it will be safe. And the fact that the fixture comes as a complete kit? What more could one ask for?

Although I have not used this kit before, its on it’s way!  I am SO excited about this one I can barely stand it. So I’ll be sure to share my own projects and all the details as soon as I can. 

I need to get junkin’ for my shade! 🙂

A deal!
Dying to try out a customized kit of your own?
For the first time ever, they’re on sale just for Funky Junkers!

10% off 

any of the 6 lighting kits avail!

Offer until July1st
Use code funkyjunk (no spaces) to get the deal.

A giveaway!

So, wanna win a vintage custom kit of your own complete with a vintage styled bulb?

What a question, huh?

How to enter the giveaway:

Visit Shandell’s site HERE (scroll down, select SHOP)

Let us know in comments which kit out of the 6 you’d want if you won and you’re in!

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 “Like” Shandell’s on Facebook
follow on Twitter

and comment to enter again!

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Blog, Facebook or Tweet the giveaway and comment to enter again!

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Giveaway until June 27

Winner announced June 28

10% discount until July 1st

Sale and giveaway for US and Canada!

Winner must have email active in blog profile in order to win.

If you don’t have a blog, please leave your email with each comment.

Winner will be drawn by

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Good luck friends!

Have you created your own unique light? 
Please share it in this weekend’s 3rd themed linkup!

For more light ideas, check out my Pinterest lighting board.

And Shandell’s ‘vintage inspired listings.

~ next up ~

indoor elements outdoors

Have you brought items outdoors that are known to stay indoors?

Bring them along next weekend!

*the order of this list is subject to change: please check weekly for the new theme.

Be sure to check the themed linkups master list to add your newest creations anytime. 
They’re always open.
List HERE.


~ SNS blah blah linkup rules ~

 1. DIY home projects only please.  Items for sale may be linked up if you show your project in tutorial form on your blog. Linkups or comments for selling items, advertising your giveaway or promoting your own link party etc. may be removed.

2. Please cut and paste the address of your post, not your home page.

3. Please link back to the party (button or text) within your post. See BUTTONS under main blog header.

4. For Home Decor and Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, please link projects up that are new to SNS and/or within 1 month old. Repeat linkups will be removed.

The themed link up may have older posts and not brand new to SNS and will remain open for your new additions at any time. Click HERE for the main list.

If you can’t decide which category to enter yours in, please just pick ONE and go with it. It’s all good!

 5. By linking up to SNS, you’re cool with being highlighted on FJI Facebook, added to the themed linkups and for possible future features on FJI without additional permission required.

 Come on over and see if we’re talking about you this weekend. 🙂

This giveaway is now closed. Thank-you for entering!

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120 thoughts on “SNS 87 ~ unique lighting with a GIVEAWAY!

  1. Donna – thanks for sponsoring such a great give-away…I would want the pendant kit with nickel hardware – the light over my kitchen sink is dying for a junk makeover! and I “liked” Shandells on facebook. I’ve linked up an older post about my unique dining room lighting…I look forward to seeing everyone else’s creative ideas this weekend
    amy of four corners design

  2. Great inspiration pics! Love those kits! I’d want the pendant bell jar kit if I won. I have big plans to turn my guest room closet into a “cloffice” so that I can finally move out of the tiny office I share with the hubs. A bell jar pendant would be the perfect finishing touch to what I envision as a pretty girly cloffice. Thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway and this linkup party each week.

  3. Love this week’s theme! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    I’m obsessed with making lights out of things so I would go with the swag kit with brass hardware! I might have to get one even if I don’t win!

  4. Loved the kit. I ordered one, but the FUnky Junk discount did not work. 🙁
    But please enter me in the giveaway! I would love any kind of kit with a red cord. Any kit = groovy…Red cord = groovalicious! Lori L

  5. Donna, I am lovin’ this vintage set! I linked mine up, but used a $4 kit from IKEA. Now, it is not as nice, and I have contemplated bronzing it to give it an older look, but it is for a tree house, so cost effective is good! Thanks! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  6. What a fun giveaway!!! I think I’d have a hard time choosing between the nickel pendant and the ball jar pendant kit for over my sink in my kitchen. Enjoyed watching the video for all the fun ideas of lights to make! How creative! Have a great weekend!!

  7. I love the swags (as I’m in a rental) and especially the nickel finish…but the ball jars always look amazing too! I liked Shanells on facebook as well.

  8. I went to a lampshade workshop at Shandells last year. It was in the middle of nowhere and hard to get to, but what a nice place. I really learned a lot about proportion and lampshade shapes. I would like a pendant, nickel please. Thanks Ann

  9. You’re amazingly creative!
    Thank you for hosting. I’m a new follower.
    I have a page on my site that lists more than 300 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Yours is listed there, too! Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to to visit & participate.

  10. I love this giveaway! I’m torn between the pendant lamp with nickel hardware or the pendant lamp for the jar … it depends on whether I can convince my husband that a mason jar light would be perfect for our butler’s pantry! 🙂

  11. Oh this is the coolest giveaway! I like the pendant kit with nickel hardware the best although I like them all. I see things all the time that would make interesting lighting fixtures but me too, I don’t want to build them from scratch either. Thanks for letting us know about these. Fingers crossed.

  12. REALLY hard to choose! I’d love a hard-hired ball jar kit—but the red cloth swag with nickel would look FAB with a shade I made 2 weeks ago out of chicken wire and ribbon; I’m using an IKEA bulb kit. No pic at the moment and likely no time to get one on your SNS set….but I feel so in sync with this project!

  13. Love this product! What a great, safe way to play with old hardware! Thanks for sharing. I love the kit in brass with a putty cord.
    Thanks so much, hope you are having a fun junkin week.

  14. Hi & thanks for another super SNS! I’d choose a “Cloth Cord Swag Light Kit” with nickel hardware.and the 1900 horseshoe bulb. I”m in the middle ( or is that muddle)of moving & trying to find “the one” houseso the pendant seems the most versatile choice. Dee in BC

  15. A great giveaway. What great kits… they will sure make life easier!
    I love the pendant kit with nickel. Gorgeous!


  16. okay – first of all – i WILL be commissioning a twig chandelier for my beach house (it’s my 3 year plan to buy one!) – heck I may even fly you in to add a few cool pieces to it!! Get ready to name your price.

    Next up – those lighting kits are pure genius – love to win a swag with cloth cord and nickel finish – i have four girls and a guest room – and too many ideas to start to list!

  17. What a great idea. I’m always worried about safety when it comes to lighting, so this would be perfect. I love the swag kit with nickel hardware. I have the perfect spot for it too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Thanks, Donna! What a great giveaway and site! I would like the pendant kit with nickel hardware. 🙂 I JUST picked up 1 green enamel barn shade and one milk glass barn shade to use these kits with{in Amish junk heaven!} Thank you!

  19. I would LOVE the Swag Kit for the Ball Jars! I have been trying to figure out how to make my own, but alas I am not electrically gifted…this kit would save me! 🙂

  20. I would Love to win the swag light kit with the nickel finish! It’s awesome and I have an idea for a shade already!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway Donna and I appreciate Shandell donating a light kit! Take care, VBg

  21. Would love the swag kit with nickel hardware. I have the perfect funky junk metal shade for it! Jean Abrams ejabrams @ gmail . com

  22. Oh my goodness, what a hard choice! Well, it would have to be a swag kit because I’m in an apartment. I think the swag kit with nickel hardware and 12 foot putty cord for Ball jars would be the way to go!

    What an interesting shop she has, her shades are gorgeous!

    Off to tweet this giveaway, and to follow Shandell!



  23. Love that vintage look, but I will bow out because hubby is an electrical contractor.
    I have been making lights for 40 years. He
    is always surprised to see what I make next.

  24. So glad to know about Shandells! I have a bunch of old items that are just waiting for those kits so thank you!!

    I love the pendant with the brass, hope to win.

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