Candlelight Chandelier

April 10th, 2009 in member junk     
StrangeCargo StrangeCargo, member
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I like to use real candlelight whenever possible.  In the warmer weather when we move outside, this is even more enjoyable.  Have you ever tried to burn taper candles and either you cant keep them lit, or the wax just runs everywhere?
To correct this, I get out a votive glass and Gorilla glue a section of a dowel the same diameter of the chandelier candle holder, and now were ready to burn!  The votives are draft resistant and provide nearly the same ambiance of a taper.  When we move back inside, I can either use the votives or the taper candles, whatever.
I like to use real candlelight whenever possible.  In the warmer weather when we move outside, this is even more enjoyable.  Have you ever tried to burn taper candles and either you cant keep them lit, or the wax just runs everywhere?

I like to use real candlelight whenever possible.  In the warmer weather when we move outside, this is even more enjoyable.  Have you ever tried to burn taper candles and either you can't keep them lit, or the wax just runs everywhere?


Candlelight inside and outside is the best.  Nothing adds more atmosphere to a meal or a conversation than this.

Enjoy.

Ken

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, candle holder, , light fixture, lamp

Comments (6)

JunkArchitect writes: A great solution to a life long problem…keeping candles lit outside.

Jim Posted: 8:48 pm on April 13th
CottageElements writes: Ken, what a neat idea! I'll have to try that. Great solution. Don't you love Gorilla Glue! Love the patina on this piece, too.

Lani Posted: 6:47 pm on April 11th
fellowjunker writes: Ken
I, too, love using old chandeliers to cast candlelight over everything. I love the solution you came up with for changing the tapers to votives...........that spring/summer wind is always putting a damper on my plans for candle light outside!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:16 am on April 11th
alicemom writes: I have a chandelier just waiting for inspiration to hit it!
I will have to hurry before summer really gets here or the candles will melt! I love it.
smiles,
alice Posted: 10:51 pm on April 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Ahhhh! Nice idea! Love the wind resistant solution for an outdoor chandelier.

Thanks much!
Candy Posted: 9:50 pm on April 10th
georgiamoon writes: Ken this is a fantastic Idea. I love the way you modified the votive holders to fit in the chandelier. I am always looking for just the right sized candles but this makes it much easier. Thanks for the great tip, Georgia Posted: 4:55 pm on April 10th
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