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gamerbabe
« on: August 13, 2010 07:43:43 PM »

I took the dh to look at a super cute retro couch at the Salvation Army today (yes, we bought it) and found this super cute 1960sish chandelier. It was faux brass, ugly white tubs, no wires, but I knew I could fix it.






So I gave it a light coating of green spray paint to make it look like verdigris, rewired it, and wrapped the tubes in metallic wallpaper and got this.



I posted more photos of it on  my blog , but you get the idea. I heart it!
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Lewre
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010 10:32:40 PM »

That is gorgeous! I have chandelier envy...lol.  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010 06:01:49 AM »

I have that same chandelier!!! Only mine is missing some of the tubes and it is full of mud from mud wasps trying to make a home in it (bad storage). How hard was it to rewire?
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010 08:45:25 AM »

It's pretty easy to rewire actually. It's not my first rewire job, but for my first one, I just looked up info online

What you could do though (and I'm totally doing this to my next one), is unwire it. Remove all the tubes, take out all the wires and just have those flat flowery looking parts. THEN THEN! you can stick a poky thing up and push candles on it. My friend told me about this after I'd rewired it or I'd do the candle thing on this one. It sounds so neat!
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