It's easy to repurpose an old chandelier. Anytime I find one at the thrift store, junk shop, flea market, or wherever, I grab it up if the price is right. The chandelier I repurposed today is now a hanging candle holder. You can make one too. Just take this basic chandelier-to-candle-holder idea and make it your own.
Repurposed Vintage Chandelier
This piece brings a smile to my face when I get a glimpse of it. The glass detail and white paint work well together.
Today is Thrift Store Decor day and my thrifty friends have projects to share too. The links are at the bottom of the post just below my candle holder tutorial.
I got the chandelier at my favorite junk shop. It hasn't been that long ago and I believe I paid $5 for it.....maybe $10.
I wanted to remove the top cap thingy and the wiring. It was easy to remove the bolt. Yey! Sometimes those things are buggers to get off because of the age.
Next I cut the wires at the top of the chain and cut again where the wires go into the glass detail. I pulled the wires out of the hanging chain. I don't worry about the rest of the wiring. I just don't like seeing the electrical wires in the chain.
I thought about not painting the chandelier but that's no fun. The glass detail sure didn't need painting and I covered it with kraft paper and FrogTape.
I hung the chandelier, now candle holder, on a hook outside of the workshop garage door. Sometimes the hook holds a pretty basket of flowers but not today.
I bought the candles for the project at Dollar Tree. I decided on the blue and let me tell you, those candles smell sooooo good.
Everytime I walked through the workshop yesterday I caught a whiff of something that smelled really good. That isn't normally the case in the workshop. It just dawned on my while writing the post that it was the other packages of candles sitting on the work table. I need to bring the candles in the house and put them in votive cups for every room of the house.
Next I added white decorative rock also from Dollar Tree. I bought several bags of the rock a while ago.
Patting myself on the back because I did a good job! The piece is so light and fresh looking. You can see my other totally different chandelier-to-candle-holder project here....Fall Inspired Chandelier Candle Holder.
The chandelier can be hung just about anywhere. I may move it to our carport or inside. Are you ready to try this project?
We started painting the interior of our house last week. Find our project here.....10 Steps To Prep A Room For Painting | Blue Bedroom Transformation Part I
Time to see what my friends have today. Just click the pink text links below the "before makeovers" collage.
Decorative Garden Stones – Sadie Seasongoods
DIY Decorative Painted Box – Our Southern Home
DIY Rustic Bathroom Mirror – Domestically Speaking
Painted Wicker Basket – My Repurposed Life
DIY Antique Crock – Refresh Restyle
Nightstand Makeover - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Repurposed Little Red Wagon - House of Hawthornes
Repurposed Chandelier - Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com