Junk to Gem Chandelier

While decorating for baby Clara…. We looked for a new & pretty light fixture.
Some were $95 and up…. a little much.

So we went to my favorite salvage store and found this one for $5.

I have actually had really good luck with old lamps.  I am always surprised when I get them home and put in a light bulb …. and tah dah –  works every time.

{I need to buy stock in this stuff…..}
I gave the light fixture plenty of white spray paint.

Before installing the fixture to the ceiling I put a little wreath around it.

Hot glue a little frayed burlap around each candelabra.

Glue and nail in a frame around the electrical connection.
Anchor with copper wire.
Black wire twist with black wire.
White wire twist with white wire.
Good to go!

~Lovely Little Light~
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March 6, 2012 10:30 pm

Turned out really cute! I just hung up a \”new\” dinning room light also!

March 6, 2012 10:43 pm

Gorgeous! Love the addition of the wreath.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
March 6, 2012 10:54 pm

Don't you just love these types of finds? This looks fab!

March 6, 2012 11:11 pm

Love how that turned out. I think a chandelier in a little girls room is so pretty! And….I'm impressed. You hung it yourself! I'm too chicken to mess with electricity like that. I'm afraid I'll burn down the house. Ha! You obviously have some experience. I need to be more brave.

Honey at 2805
March 6, 2012 11:23 pm

A true gem! You are such a clever gal!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode
March 6, 2012 11:25 pm

Your like Midas…but with Junk…So pretty!

Susan @ homeroad.net
March 6, 2012 11:38 pm

Holly it's beautiful! (looking up at it too!)SusanHomeroad

Shabby chic Sandy
March 6, 2012 11:58 pm

Beautiful–the wreath and burlap add such a natural touch!

March 7, 2012 12:15 am

That is an awesome little chande. Good job, and you can't beat the price!

March 7, 2012 12:28 am

Well…that is just darling! I love the burlap! You're so creative!Sharon

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home
March 7, 2012 12:30 am

Cute! I love the wreath on it…and the frame is a great idea!

March 7, 2012 12:47 am

****please remind folks to turn off the breaker before removing/installing a fixture!!*** :)(only 'cuz I've been bitten before…)

chateau chic
March 7, 2012 1:51 am

I really like the idea of the frame around the top of the chandelier. Such a sweet transformation.Mary Alice

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic
March 7, 2012 3:31 am

Love it! The burlap is perfect and I love how you added the wreath, too. Perfect!Man, that burlap is hard to hot glue around the chandy lights. I really felt the heat of the glue for these!~Shanon

March 7, 2012 4:26 am

You wired that in yourself? Super woman I tell 'ya.~Bliss~

March 7, 2012 10:18 am

That turned out so cute Holly! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

March 7, 2012 5:46 pm

Love it…but you KNEW I would ;)Totally agree about Rustoleum spray paint….I'm trying to find a way to buy a case at a time, for a good deal!! Maybe they would give us money back if we brought in all our empty cans!Hugs from Iowa, Michelle at Pine Needle Hill

Debra from Bungalow
March 8, 2012 1:33 am

Used light fixtures have a ton of potential and I really think you made this one a star! It's great looking.Help me celebrate my move to WordPress by entering the giveaway. Please stop by, more giveaways to come 🙂

Sandie S
Sandie S
March 8, 2012 1:39 am

Love what you have done, its gorgeous!! Just a tiny bit worried about the burlap touching the bulbs, could be a potential fire hazard…it could get hot enough to start a fire…sorry but I always worry about stuff like that…. 🙂

March 8, 2012 4:15 am

What a great transformation. Simply gorgeous. I just took your home tour and everything you have done is so beautiful. You have the most warm and welcoming home.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence
March 9, 2012 6:30 pm

Love this, love the organic textures!

Keeping it Cozy
March 10, 2012 12:20 pm

What a beautiful home you have. I've enjoyed looking around and love how you have added so much character by using reclaimed items. Lovely!

Nicole of Chandelier Outlet
March 13, 2012 9:54 am

A chandelier perfectly fit for Christmas holidays. Thank you sharing your photo and the way it is made. It inspired me to make my own.