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« on: August 28, 2006 09:26:41 AM »

My friend removed some mirror walls, shag carpet and 70's light fixtures from his new house. I saw the pile of glass and thought to myself "Self, there's something cool to be done with that pile of glass". But I can't think of a thing! Sadly I spilled a bottle of water on my digicam and fried it, but you know the type: smoky colored beveled rectangles with a starburst in the center, they hang down. Here's the general idea:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Glass-Retro-Style-Type-Chandelier_W0QQitemZ170022402897QQihZ007QQcategoryZ46287QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006 09:42:47 AM »

Hmm...

I kind of like it as a lamp. I might take the crystally bits off and spray paint the metallic bits with that spray paint that looks sort of like stone or something. I'm not explaining this well, but I sprayed a floor lamp I have with the stuff to look like bumpy stone-ish stuff.

Or...take the crystals off and make a windchime/mobile/hanging art. Maybe paint them?

Doesn't Martha Stewart have a thing where she makes snowflakes out of old chandelier crystal?

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006 09:50:07 AM »

That's not the actual lamp, all I have is the glass panes, but that ebay pic was the closest I could come to a photo. If I had a rock tumbler I'd smash it and make "sea glass", but I don't have a tumbler.  Cry
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