I got this solid brass chandelier sometime last year from an antique dealer.
The same day I got this chandelier for my girls room.
It was in pretty rough shape, missing a few pieces and needed a good cleaning. But, it was structurally sound and it worked, or so the antique dealer guy told me.
Turns out he was right ~ it works! Thank you antique dealer guy!
I wasn’t too concerned about it’s physical appearance however, because knew I was going to change it.
This chandelier is on the smaller side so I decided it would be perfect to hang above my sewing table in our office/crafting room.
I started by spray painting the entire chandelier in Heirloom White (one of my very favorite white spray paint colors and sorry, I can’t find the picture).
And I hung it up above my sewing machine table for a while. And it looked lovely.
But recently, I decided to re-paint and transform it into a non-electric outdoor candle chandelier ~ using 1/2 pint mason jars.
Here is the transformation in pictures…..
I started by removing the bulb holder and cutting the electrical cord.
Using 2 pairs of pliers (or whatever these are called), I bent and re-bent the bulb holder thing-y until it broke and just kept the screw piece.
Sorry for the lack of technical terms.
Next, I spray painted the entire chandelier black. Once it was dry, I spray painted here and there with a copper color spray paint I had. I like that it’s not a solid color, makes it look more bronze.
Because this screw piece stuck out from the drip trays, I needed something to place on top so that my little mason jars could sit nice and flat.
I decided to use the inside metal part of the mason jar lid…makes sense?!? I labeled the photo cuz I knew I would have a hard time explaining this one!
While the glue to the metal pieces were drying, I placed the mason jars on each one to give it more pressure. Next I glued each mason jar onto the metal pieces.
I let this dry for about 24 hrs. or so before I hung it outside, just in case.
Placed a tea light into each jar and waited for the sun to go down.
I LOVE outdoor lighting ~ it just adds such ambiance.
And recently while we were preparing for Hurricane Irene, I moved my candle chandelier indoors and hung it in our kitchen bay window.
I love candlelight indoors as well ~ it provides such a warm, romantic feel.
And moving on the chandelier number two…
I got this beauty at Savers for $4.99 ~ lamp shades included !!
I know right?!? It was marked $9.99, but with my super shopper card I saved 50% ~ gotta love that!
Here is the transformation….
Spray painted with Heirloom white <3
Once it dried, I added some blingy beads in clear and green to add some sparkle.
Then hung it above my sewing/crafting table. I really love my light and catch myself in a “chandelier trance” several times a day!
I think I will change the lil’ lampshades, but for now I am happy.
Thanks for visiting!