Rustic candelier "dooded" up for Christmas

December 10th, 2008 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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This is my candelier in its naked form.  This was a simple project, but it packs a powerfully dramatic punch.  It comes from a $1 auction purchase.  I simply sanded, cleaned, and drilled deep, tight holes (nothing takes the fun out of a dinner party like burning candles falling on your head).  Can you tell what the item I bought originally was?
This is my candelier in its naked form.  This was a simple project, but it packs a powerfully dramatic punch.  It comes from a $1 auction purchase.  I simply sanded, cleaned, and drilled deep, tight holes (nothing takes the fun out of a dinner party like burning candles falling on your head).  Can you tell what the item I bought originally was?

This is my candelier in its "naked" form.  This was a simple project, but it packs a powerfully dramatic punch.  It comes from a $1 auction purchase.  I simply sanded, cleaned, and drilled deep, tight holes (nothing takes the fun out of a dinner party like burning candles falling on your head).  Can you tell what the item I bought originally was?


Thought I'd try doing a little Christmas embellishing.  This is a candelier that I'm pretty fond of and I wanted to add some holiday cheer.  Because there are candles above, I put a ring of greens below and added a few pine cones and red ornaments.  Display is definitely not my strength so feel free to offer suggestions on other things to do.     

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, wood, candle holder, living room, dining room, light fixture

Comments (15)

ShaeLeigh writes: This is wonderful...was it a table base? I didn't read the other comments yet, so I could make my guess. I really love it. Posted: 7:37 pm on January 8th
nutbird writes: This would look beautiful with a garland of juniper plus the juniper berries looped around the chandelier arms ( or table legs) More like a wreath. Put it up higher than the branches you have now, so you can see the nice looking bottom part of the base. Great idea! Posted: 2:00 pm on December 19th
chosmosw writes: Looks like a table base. Love this idea! Posted: 7:42 am on December 18th
Chovey writes: Wow! This is a really unique 'light'. What a great conversation piece.

cynthia Posted: 9:08 pm on December 11th
georgiamoon writes: Ok THAT was really funny..about the candles falling on your head! It made me laugh, you're right that would be a little distracting, to say the least. I think you did a wonderful job...with the original piece and the decoration. Isn't it amazing what happens when you turn something upside down? a whole new world opens up. Nice post, Georgia Posted: 5:49 pm on December 11th
junkcollector writes: What great piece and I love your imagination-not many would of thought of the upside down thing or a chandelier for that matter!! It looks wonderful, great work.
Diane Posted: 5:15 pm on December 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Midge, what a great idea! It's so fun to see things in a new and interesting way and you sure did that! Very, very cool.

Candy Posted: 12:45 pm on December 11th
rosesandrust writes: That is so unique !! And I haven't even pulled out my Christmas tree yet !! Thanks for sharing.......Rose Posted: 11:39 am on December 11th
junkermidge writes: OK. PIECES, you were definitely on the right track when you said it was some kind of furniture.
And, LOVE, no it wasn't a coat rack, but what an awesome idea. Now my brain is thinking coat racks.
And GRETCHEN, you're good! You nailed it exactly. It was a round coffee table with an odd height and a bad top, so no one wanted it. Once I took the top off I saw it immediately and flipped the base upside down. Thanks for the words on my embellishing, but I think you're being kind. (To me it looks like my candelier is wearing some sort of weird Christmas hula skirt.)
Thanks to all for playing along with me today.
Midge Posted: 10:11 am on December 11th
shabbychick writes: This is very cool!! At first glance, I thought legs from a chair too, but I think you're right Gretchen - a table - yep, that's my vote!

Now I'm trying think what I might have to make a candolier out of too...

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:42 am on December 11th
MimiToria writes: This is a great idea. Look again, it looks like it is the bottom of a table (4 legs and the part that attached to the table top. Probably the holes were drilled in the bottom of each leg and wahlaa, you've got a unique candelier. I'm sure of it!
How cool is this! Thanks for sharing- btw the greens look great with this.
Gretchen Posted: 9:31 am on December 11th
lovecrafting writes: LOVE the candlier! Was it a coat rack? Posted: 9:07 am on December 11th
AtticusFinch writes: Wonderful idea, and it is dramatic and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 8:53 am on December 11th
piecesofthepast writes: Is this the bottom of some piece of furniture...like a chair?? It's very cool! Posted: 10:26 pm on December 10th
fellowjunker writes: Just love your chandelier!!! It is so unique and beautiful.
xojanis Posted: 10:00 pm on December 10th
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