How to Make a Christmas Candelabra

December 15th, 2008 in blog, member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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Anyone up for a Holiday Tea Party?
This was designed to enhance a table  dressed in ice blue, white and silver. Now Im not saying this is going to be a blue Christmas... Im just doing it up in blue!
Not pretty yet. Hmm, not so much.
The back of my truck and the bird cage stand make a perfect work space for this.
After the dirty work was behind me, I moved inside for the crystals and silver ball embellishment part of the project.
Shes all ready now to take her rightful place over the table.
Anyone up for a Holiday Tea Party?

Anyone up for a Holiday Tea Party?


Well here we go with another version of the old chandelier turned into a Candelabra all dressed up for the Hoildays. This chandelier was not what I would call festive when I first saw it... so what can you do to make it that way? First your take it all apart, remove the wiring and save the basic body part and the round trays that the candles will eventually sit upon. Then I painted the all the pieces left a shiny white. Next I traded in the old ugly brown plastic parts that previously held the wiring, with a lamp base that I painted silver, turned upside down and wired onto the center of the piece to add a decorative and attractive cover for the hole in the middle. To cover the hole left in the top I used a ceiling plate from another lamp to hold the Christmas balls in the middle. The last and most fun part comes when you get to add a the crystals, bows, silver candles, and Christmas balls. And when finished we have a fine dining-table decoration all dressed up for a fancy holiday party.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Georgia Moon Orginal
posted in: blog, member junk, seasonal, metal, cottage, candle holder, white, dining room, light fixture, traditional, lamp, silver-metallic, crystal

Comments (15)

bubbasmom writes: Wonderful Georgia!!! I love the look.I don't think I could have gotten it back together so nice,You are so talented. I love it Posted: 9:11 pm on December 20th
georgiamoon writes: Hello all. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on this project. I really appreciate all of your support and kindness. I feel like this site has made a great big wonderful world of special people available to me...what a great big wonderful gift that is...Georgia Posted: 12:19 pm on December 16th
berton718 writes: Geo,
This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 10:49 am on December 16th
CottageElements writes: Beautiful "candle"ier, Geo!

Lani Posted: 1:24 am on December 16th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Did someone say 'tea party'? Count me in- especially if it's under this beautiful chandelier in Go Go's shop! Nice work Georgia- lovely as usual! Posted: 9:29 pm on December 15th
Chovey writes: Oh, Georgia...this is just gorgeous! Love it, love it! Posted: 6:33 pm on December 15th
writes: Love, love, love it Geo! It turned out SO pretty.
Great job :-)

XO, JennyK Posted: 5:42 pm on December 15th
paisleypenguin writes: Love it and love your little white tree. The way it looks in this photo it looks "potted" in your silver tea pot. Posted: 3:49 pm on December 15th
shabbychick writes: Geo - Just beautiful! Wonderful details - love the silver and white and "bling"!!!

I don't want to hear about the holiday temperatures either - just waiting by the mailbox for my invitation to your little tea party - and I'll see if I could put up with your kind of winter...(I'm thinking it's probably divine!!)

Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Kathy Posted: 2:32 pm on December 15th
Meadowview_Farm writes: What a wonderful sparkly holiday setting! Way to go Georgia! Now, don't even begin to tease us with the holiday temperature in California!
Kari Posted: 1:38 pm on December 15th
suewhitney writes: Way to go....GoGo. Maybe that's where your nick-name came from!

Be well,
Sue Posted: 12:39 pm on December 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Georgia this is oh so pretty! Like Janis, I too love the little silver balls hanging from the crystal strands. And the pretties on your table would make the best holiday dinner or tea party!

Fantastic job!
Candy Posted: 12:37 pm on December 15th
SnowmanHill writes: Super pretty!!! I love it and I really like the silver candles. Merry Christmas! Posted: 12:30 pm on December 15th
JunkArchitect writes: Big difference from what it looked like in the truck. You did a great job turning nothing into something…great colors and detailing. Posted: 12:09 pm on December 15th
fellowjunker writes: Oh soooooo pretty Georgia. I love how you attached a little Christmas ball on the end of your crystal drops.
xojanis Posted: 11:40 am on December 15th
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