"JUNK STYLE CHANDELIERS"

July 7th, 2009 in projects     
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I removed the old wiring from this light fixture, spray painted with a texture paint, then went over it with a couple of coats of black (flat I think for this project). 
Im always on the lookout for old bird-cage stands and hang garden chandeliers from them with a ribbon.
This chandelier sits outside on a little curtained deck area I have in my backyard.
Embellished with a few vintage crystals from my stash. 
The crystal bobeches (what a find...50cents each!) hold small pillar candles perfectly.
I removed the old wiring from this light fixture, spray painted with a texture paint, then went over it with a couple of coats of black (flat I think for this project). 

I removed the old wiring from this light fixture, spray painted with a texture paint, then went over it with a couple of coats of black (flat I think for this project). 


Creating one-of-a-kind chandeliers is EASY to do!!!!  Shop a local thrift store for an old hanging light fixture.......remove the wiring from the fixture (easy, easy, easy), spray paint and embellish to your liking.  Use an old birdcage stand to hang your junk style chandelier from.


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Comments (17)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: Hi Janis,
I love the bird cage chandelier! I was wondering how to dress up my ugly ceiling fan/light. I saw where someone used silverware. Any ideas? Annie Posted: 8:39 pm on May 5th
SantaClaus writes: Do you have a maid? Posted: 6:27 am on September 3rd
ThePassionateHome writes: Hi Janis, You have inspired me to get to work on some of the chandeliers I have hanging in the workshop. I love the black! I will show you what I come with!! Keep up the good work! Carrie Posted: 3:19 pm on July 30th
Humana writes: Love your idea.......will have to show this to my sister....Humana Posted: 10:53 am on July 20th
Humana writes: Love your idea.......will have to show this to my sister....Humana Posted: 10:52 am on July 20th
audlyenuf writes: Janis, I, too love this chandelier and liked you comment about creating a one-of-a-kind chandelier.
Hope you'll take a look at mine...as that is what I have tried to do...and tell me what you think. I appreciate your talent! Posted: 5:12 pm on July 19th
alicemom writes: Janis,
I don't know why I missed seeing this before. I love it. You have done another beautiful job. Great pictures too.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:38 am on July 16th
suewhitney writes: Lovely as always Miss Janis! I love the romantic garden look and you do it best!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:33 am on July 9th
oldnews writes: This is amazing! Your posts are always SO beautiful! I envy your photography skills! I really love this! Marie Posted: 12:25 am on July 8th
shabbychick writes: Janis, what a lovely and elegant outdoor chandelier you created! Love your curtained deck area - it looks so relaxing!

Wishing you a happy, happy birthday!

Kathy Posted: 10:31 pm on July 7th
JunkArchitect writes:
As always you’re the classiest "junk chick" I know. You’ve done it again with another beautiful project.

Jim
Posted: 10:07 pm on July 7th
grannijo writes: Very elegant!...need to find a bird cage stand now I have a chandelier..dthanks for sharing!...sharon Posted: 8:15 pm on July 7th
HeyNowHadley writes: I was about to say I'm jealous because I don't have anywhere to hang this, then realized IT'S ON A STAND! Love it! I can finally have my own outdoor chandelier. Take that, fancy people with your trees and outdoor living rooms. Posted: 4:22 pm on July 7th
lovecrafting writes: GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Posted: 4:02 pm on July 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Lovely, lovely, Janis. Sending birthday wishes to you today!

Your junk friend,
Candy Posted: 1:24 pm on July 7th
CottageElements writes: Janis, your chandelier looks beautiful. Definitely done in your signature Janis style. Lovely.

Lani Posted: 1:01 pm on July 7th
RustyDiva writes: Once again Janis you've displayed the classic beauty in mixing metal and glass. Love the chandeliers and love your posts. Posted: 11:47 am on July 7th
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