March 6, 2012

Junk to Gem Chandelier

While decorating for baby Clara.... We looked for a new & pretty light fixture.
Some were $95 and up.... a little much.


So we went to my favorite salvage store and found this one for $5.


I have actually had really good luck with old lamps.  I am always surprised when I get them home and put in a light bulb .... and tah dah -  works every time.


{I need to buy stock in this stuff.....}

I gave the light fixture plenty of white spray paint.


Before installing the fixture to the ceiling I put a little wreath around it.



Hot glue a little frayed burlap around each candelabra.


Glue and nail in a frame around the electrical connection.

Install:
TURN OFF BREAKER
Anchor with copper wire.
Black wire twist with black wire.
White wire twist with white wire.

Test-
Good to go!



~Lovely Little Light~

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23 comments :

Josie said...

Turned out really cute! I just hung up a "new" dinning room light also!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Gorgeous! Love the addition of the wreath.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Don't you just love these types of finds? This looks fab!

Kelly said...

Love how that turned out. I think a chandelier in a little girls room is so pretty! And....I'm impressed. You hung it yourself! I'm too chicken to mess with electricity like that. I'm afraid I'll burn down the house. Ha! You obviously have some experience. I need to be more brave.

Honey at 2805 said...

A true gem! You are such a clever gal!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Your like Midas...but with Junk...

So pretty!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Holly it's beautiful! (looking up at it too!)
Susan
Homeroad

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful--the wreath and burlap add such a natural touch!

Debbiedoo's said...

That is an awesome little chande. Good job, and you can't beat the price!

Sharon said...

Well...that is just darling! I love the burlap! You're so creative!
Sharon

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Cute! I love the wreath on it...and the frame is a great idea!

Lori C said...

****please remind folks to turn off the breaker before removing/installing a fixture!!***
:)
(only 'cuz I've been bitten before...)

chateau chic said...

I really like the idea of the frame around the top of the chandelier. Such a sweet transformation.
Mary Alice

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love it! The burlap is perfect and I love how you added the wreath, too. Perfect!
Man, that burlap is hard to hot glue around the chandy lights. I really felt the heat of the glue for these!

~Shanon

Bliss said...

You wired that in yourself? Super woman I tell 'ya.

~Bliss~

Gail said...

That turned out so cute Holly! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Michelle said...

Love it...but you KNEW I would ;)

Totally agree about Rustoleum spray paint....I'm trying to find a way to buy a case at a time, for a good deal!! Maybe they would give us money back if we brought in all our empty cans!
Hugs from Iowa,
Michelle at Pine Needle Hill

Debra from Bungalow said...

Used light fixtures have a ton of potential and I really think you made this one a star! It's great looking.


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Sandie S said...

Love what you have done, its gorgeous!! Just a tiny bit worried about the burlap touching the bulbs, could be a potential fire hazard...it could get hot enough to start a fire...sorry but I always worry about stuff like that.... :-)

Sherry said...

What a great transformation. Simply gorgeous. I just took your home tour and everything you have done is so beautiful. You have the most warm and welcoming home.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love this, love the organic textures!

Keeping it Cozy said...

What a beautiful home you have. I've enjoyed looking around and love how you have added so much character by using reclaimed items. Lovely!

Nicole of Chandelier Outlet said...

A chandelier perfectly fit for Christmas holidays. Thank you sharing your photo and the way it is made. It inspired me to make my own.

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