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The resident Scotsman from TV3’s The Block NZ demonstrates？how to put your own spin on budget-friendly finds. First up， an industrial cage light
Candle holder from KmartMatte black spray paint40x20mm vitex woodPencil and squareHandsaw30mm wood screwsCordless power drill and screwdriver bit/screwdriverLight fitting (we got ours from？ The Warehouse – it’s called a ‘fabric wall plug cable’)Light bulbcanvas throw pillow covers
Step 1Remove glass. Spray metal with paint and let it dry. Apply a second coat and let it dry. Measure the circumference of the light fitting， and drill a hole through the base so the fitting can fit through； our hole was 40mm in diameter.
Step 2Cut 3 x 350mm lengths of vitex wood. Take 1 length and mitre each end on the same side； this will form the diagonal piece of the bracket. Saw off corners on other 2 lengths (leave one end straightpersonalized christmas ornaments， though) if you wish.
Step 3Take the 2 non-mitred lengths and screw together at 90 degrees. Leave 30mm of wood at the top so you can fix it to the wall later.
Step 4Screw the mitred piece to the other 2 pieces to form a triangle. Leave 30mm of wood at the bottom and 60mm at the top where the hole for the cord will go. Drill 3 holes for the cord as shown in the picture.
Step 5With the help of an electrician， carefully release the small grub screw that connects the wires to the light fitting. Feed the cord through the holes. Reconnect the wires to the light fitting in exactly the same way as before and replace the grub screw.
Step 6Unscrew the ring that holds the bulb in place and fit the fixture through the hole. Screw the ring back on so the wire cage is clamped between the 2 pieces.
Step 7Screw bracket to the wall at the top and bottom.
Step 8Screw in bulb， plug in and enjoy!
Created by： Catherine Wilkinson and Martin Laidlaw. Photos by： Bauer Media Group Studio.
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