Out of this World Chandelier

January 1st, 2009 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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To create this sled she simply drilled small holes throughout the top of the sled and with wire, hung different sizes of clear ornaments.  She also drilled a larger hole in the center where she inserted the light.
This is the underside of the light.  As you can see, it stills has the straps to hold onto while sledding.
At the top of each wire, she used a small glass bead and a crimp bead to hold it in place.
To create this sled she simply drilled small holes throughout the top of the sled and with wire, hung different sizes of clear ornaments.  She also drilled a larger hole in the center where she inserted the light.

To create this sled she simply drilled small holes throughout the top of the sled and with wire, hung different sizes of clear ornaments.  She also drilled a larger hole in the center where she inserted the light.


This is a chandelier, created by a friend of mine, Sue Wolfe, out of a vintage 1950's sled. She is very extremely creative and love what she did with a simple thing like this retro sled.


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Comments (15)

mypaintedfurniture writes: I really like this may I steal your idea lol Posted: 12:19 am on February 22nd
StrangeCargo writes: Vintage, modern, clever, cool! Posted: 8:23 am on January 11th
Antiqlover writes: This is neat. I wonder how the glass balls would look with a flicker bulb. Posted: 11:17 am on January 9th
shabbychick writes: What a wonderful chandelier - Lani, your friend is so talented - looking forward to seeing more of her projects!!!

Just think of the memories that old saucer holds - lots of laughter, AND...bumps and bruises (for sure!).

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:47 am on January 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Great design and very cool. I wish it was mine! Posted: 9:53 pm on January 5th
csudderth writes: Your friend is super creative. I bet she really gets a lot of comments on her wonderful light.
Christy Posted: 4:55 pm on January 4th
junkjunkie writes: This is so totally cool and very inspirational. Posted: 9:38 am on January 4th
fauxwoman writes: I expect to see this project everywhere. Well, maybe not here in North Carolina. If there is ever snow, the kids use cookie sheets! Craving more... Posted: 4:34 pm on January 3rd
millz writes: The light is something to see!! It hangs, right now, over the check out counter at my store....and pictures DO Not do it justice. Thanks for sharing Lanette.
Lori
Posted: 10:04 am on January 3rd
MissMelis writes: Sooo clever! Two thumbs up ;) Posted: 2:37 pm on January 2nd
Gardenjunky writes:
Lanette

Too cool. Sue needs to get on this site. She now
has two projects highlighted. Everyone would just love
all of the funky projects she does.

Carolyn Posted: 8:09 pm on January 1st
SnowmanHill writes: This is just beautiful! I love it, I think I might have an old saucer in the attic? Hmmm... Thanks for sharing- Krista Posted: 6:46 pm on January 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi Lani,
You are right. Your friend is one creative woman! I can honestly say I've never seen one of these aluminum sleds IRL before. What a fantastic use for it...straps and all!

I hope to see more of Sue's handiwork in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Candy

Posted: 6:14 pm on January 1st
FunktionalJunk writes: This is soooo great! I bet the photos don't do justice to just how much sparkle that gives off. Awesome!

Leah Posted: 1:51 pm on January 1st
LuAnn writes: How elegant is this! Your friend did a great job.

LuAnn Posted: 12:16 pm on January 1st
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