Upcycled Chandelier

February 20th, 2013 in member junk     
snelson4778 snelson4778, member
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This 70's wooden chandelier was given to me with rust and it had seen better days, so with some black paint, mirror, grout and a little imagination it can capture reflections from the sunlight on a porch or sunroom or even in a garden. I am still looking for the right glass to put in the metal cups for candles or battery operated flames!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, glass, , whimsical, garden, fun, outdoor spaces, porch, black, entry, light fixture, sunroom, paint, chandelier

Comments (5)

junkredeemer writes: Wow, awesome idea! I wouldn't have thought the western style chandelier could have turned out so pretty! Posted: 9:19 am on February 22nd
CottageElements writes: Love the redo of this piece. Would have never had the vision you had. You did a great job!

Lani Posted: 12:18 pm on February 21st
snelson4778 writes: Thanks StrangeCargo for the description for the votive candles I will use your advice, I found some bubble glass votives I liked but they didnt fit so maybe with your info I can add them. Posted: 6:11 am on February 21st
StrangeCargo writes: Suzanne, your rehabilitation of this chandelier is artistically creative and so appealing. Beautiful job! I love the effects of candlelight and have used large votive glasses (4" H x 2 3/4" D) affixed to chandelier arms with silicone (or another secure method) and then place a regular sized votive glass and candle inside of that for illumination. When the candle burns out, it is now simple to remove, clean, and replace. I have had numerous taper candle failures resulting in wax getting in places you don't want, but I didn't want to stop using candles to get that desired effect. I hope this helps.


P.S. This votive method works well inside or outdoors, as well, as the flame is protected from breezes.... Posted: 5:56 am on February 21st
gadgetsponge writes: Very cool! I bet that thing really throws around some reflected light. Posted: 4:46 am on February 21st
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