I got the idea for this project from a light fixture in a restaurant (I would say which, but I can't remember). They had a light fixture made of a colander on the ceiling, which gave a nice speckled effect. I decided to modify this, and make a colander into a hanging lamp above our dining room table.
Credit also goes to this post on IKEAhacker http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/08/dishy-lamps.html
Ikea says, quite believably, that their products are green. Please don't make a trip out to Ikea just for this.
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