11 March 2015

Upcycle a chandelier into an outdoor candelabra...

I picked up this  vintage chandelier style light fitting at the thrift store...
I knew straight away that I wanted to up-cycle it,
 into a candelabra for the back porch.
And it is gorgeous...
 In aged brass
It's so heavy!
 
And the patina is stunning. 
I know brass and copper is quite popular in home décor right now...
And I'm probably am going to cop a bit of abuse when I tell ya all
I actually bought matt black spray paint to paint it black!
When nitty came to gritty....
I just could not do it!
I even posted a 'Shall I - shan't I' pic for debate on Hometalk...
With the consensus of the votes 
to 'leave it be'.
Paint free...
in it's original fabulousness...
And so I did!
 The faulty wiring was cut out...
 The light-bulb fitting removed so a candle would fit in its place...
The ceiling rose nailed up...
and the chandelier hung.

Long slim candles...

Were fitted...
And lit.

After a while

the wax began to melt
Creating beautiful waxy drips...
wax drips are an art form in itself!
I'm in love with candles.... 
And upcycled chandeliers
made into an outdoor candelabras.

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