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.



  1. That looks so good on your porch! What a great idea!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party each week!
    Have a great day.

    1. Thank you for the invitation ...I'm popping over for a visit now. :)

  2. Your outdoors candelabras looks great! I have an old chandelier that I saved when hubby changed out lights. It's not as pretty as your, it's more plain, but I thought that I could probably upcycle it into something. Have to add this to the list, I had also seen one made into a desert holder, that was really neat too. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    1. Thank you Linda. Glad you are inspired to upcycle your chandelier too. :)

  3. Great idea. And I have an old chandy in the basement! Susan

    1. Upcycle it! I'm on the look out for another one too, as I was thrilled to bits with the way this one turned out!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up on Something to Talk About! I am looking forward to seeing you again for this week's party!
    Have a great Sunday!


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