Tuesday, July 5, 2011

HOMEMADE CHANDELIER

Did you ever have one of those "AH--HA" moments.....
Well, I did and this was it.
as I was shopping in my local thrift store today I saw these
2 wall sconces.

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They are kind of outdated a little, but still very cute.
As I was looking at them and passing them over to look at other stuff,
something just "clicked" in my brain..
(believe me that doesn't happen very often)
So I went back to them and grabbed them at 99 cents a piece
and brought them home.


I took out the wire snips and the 16 gauge wire,
only 1.69 at home depot and started
wrapping the wire...
like this



and this was what I got...notice I also wrapped the two little arm things.
It looks so cute hanging out on my patio. Sorry I didn't take a pick with it lit, but
I was just to tired to stay up late tonight to get a shot.
Plus guess what its hanging from....
an old solar lantern hanger..the old lanterns had burned out
but I had convinced my husband to save the hanging things (sorry to tired to think of actual word) :)


And there you have it....
MY HOMEMADE OUTDOOR CHANDELIER...
I still don't know if  I will spray paint it or not...I kind of like this rustic look..
we will see.....
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY...OR NIGHT....WHATEVER....:)

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25 comments:

Ginger said...

Love this too... You are soooo creative!

we three dogs and me said...

I also made a chandy from an old brassy candlelabra but for indoors.will post here soon.Yours is just right for a patio.

art is beauty said...

Thanks ladies! and "we three dogs" I can't wait to see it..:)

junkermidge said...

Very, very clever! What a great addition to your patio!
Midge

Lucy Designs said...

stop it! that is such a great idea!

art is beauty said...

thanks everyone...I don't get those light bulbs going off in the brain to often.

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Very cool. What a great reuse :) I love it when I get that'ah-ha' moment too! I have those same cork candles....hmmmm, maybe a trip to the GW in in the near future.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So smart! I have been looking every where for something like that for my back patio! I wish I would have thought of this!

imklvr said...

Ok, where can I find me some of those thangs...I WANTS 'em! Thanks for the GREAT idea!!!!

Cherish Home Everyday said...

So glad I picked your thumbnail to look at!! I have tow sconces that i am gong to go wire together right now!!Thanks for a great idea!

Kim with a K said...

Fantastic!!!
Very creative idea and looks great!

Mimi said...

How very clever! I love this new chandelier!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Such a neat idea! Looks great on your patio.

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MessyMissy said...

Now THERE is an idea!! That's awesome.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

How creative and clever! I love it! You mentioned painting it. The only thing I'd paint is the wire, just to make the piece look more uniform. Other than that, I really like the old look too, especially for an outdoor piece.

Jessica Lauren said...

This is great! I featured it as a favorite find of mine on my blog this week! Check it out at
Copy-Cat-Crafter

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well isn't that a good idea! Smart you! Very cool! I'd sure like to know more about those candles!

Donna

Anonymous said...

Very clever! They turned out very sweet!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is so cool! What a totally clever idea!

Jodie said...

Love it. I've got one I need to work on for outside. Maybe your's will motivate me to starting working on it.

EnchantedBella said...

Great idea. Looks wonderful.
Rebecca

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Wow, great post. I came across this post while looking up push pull cable systems. I don't know what that has to do with your blog but I am glad it took me here. I love that chandelier. I just bought a house and I want to start making things to decorate. I am going to try to make a chandelier. Thanks so much for the inspiration!