Sunday, December 6, 2015

Quickie Chandy Transformation

Chandelier transformation, makeover, quickieJust one quickie for this morning.

Transforming a dated chandelier into a table centerpiece.

Time spent:  forty minutes waiting for paint to dry and ten minutes to assemble.

Started with a dated '70's brown and faux copper chandelier. 

Stripped out the wiring.

Well, Chucks actually did that for me.

Two coats of  Rust-Oleum Navajo White.

(Looks like a carnival ride.)

I purchased my paint screens at Habitat for a dollar. 

I did learn not all candles are the same size, and only one size fit the cup.

Dollar General, but not Dollar Tree.

Added some fake greenery.

I like the way it looks here.

Placed in the middle of a table with real greenery.

Light those candles.

(Though I would switch to unscented candles around food.)

Except the guy who sold it to me wrapped each glass shade carefully in a zillion sheets of paper.

So I felt I should use them.

Even though he would never know.


It is now available in Booth C-23, Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta, South Carolina.

See y'all! 

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  1. This is repurposing/upcycling at it's best, Donna!!


  2. Hey, that's cool!! I liked it better without the shades but like you said... he'll never know if they are used or not!!


  3. This is so pretty, Donna. I wish I could stop by :-)

  4. That is just gorgeous! I like it both ways but more without the shades. I would sell them with it and the customer can decide. :)

  5. Love it Donna. The shades are not for me either but I agree with Vicky on selling them with them.

  6. Those old lights are so much fun to repurpose. Love the look for a table top decoration, especially for Christmas. Good job, my friend.
    Audrey Z.

  7. We had that light fixture in my house growing up. LOL! I'm dated for sure! I love the transformation. I'd still hang from from something.

  8. Love your redo! Would also look good hanging. Good work my friend!

  9. I like it with the glass. I would even hang it back up as a chandelier!

  10. Looks nice enough to hang as well!

  11. Altho most of commentors didn't care for shades I actually do, how lucky they all made it home intact. Would keep candle smoke from bothering people at table but could also use without. Think it's great to use on table or hung above. Just depends on person's uses/needs. Great transformation and re-purpose as always. I"m sure have seen that chandy before but hey I"m 75 so most likely huh? lol May whomever buys it enjoy it. Happy week

  12. I just love that!! And how creative...looks so much better!! I like it with and without the globes...two different looks!

  13. Hi Donna,
    What a great idea to repurpose this as a candle holder, I love how it turned creative! I love the color you chose too and with the red candles it's so pretty!

  14. So many neat uses for this made over chandy! Pretty, pretty. I bet it sold already.

  15. Donna, I love this! I like it without the shades.
    I love your header, and those tiny Christmas trees look quite familiar. :) I am enjoying the ones you gave me with all my wonderful treasures you graced me with.

    Bless you~~

  16. What a wonderful repurpose! I love it!

    xo Dianne


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