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Upcycled Dining Room Chandelier

Comments (10)
  1. Dawn says:

    I think you’re on the right track with it… maybe you just need some simple but pretty light covers. The black/ no leaves look is way better than what you started with!!!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks Dawn! I’m having trouble finding covers that I like too. I’ll keep looking!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Place a glass candle drip holder over socket before putting bulb on (they even come with crystals attached). Then start your bead strands from the top. I think you’d get a very similar look to your inspiration piece. That’s my 2 cents! Good luck.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Great idea! I need to look out for those. Thanks, Charlotte!

  3. Andrea Fox says:

    What if you cut the neck off of some colored bottles and just used colored glass for some simple light covers? I think beer bottles might be about the right size, and there are greens, browns, and even cobalt blues. Or clear ones that could be jazzed up with some glass enamel paint. Just a thought.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Oooooooo! So many great ideas! You know I’m a sucker for re-use!

  4. Carol Campbell says:

    Dinah Wulf, love the changes in the chandelier!! I have one in my dining room I want to paint too. I found some Discontinued bulb covers for ceiling fan lights at Wal-Mart for $1 and replaced the shades that I hatred. Since my light is like yours the clear covers just sit on he base of each light/candle.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Wow! What a deal! Thanks so much, Carol. You should post a picture of your chandelier on my Facebook page. I’d love to see it! http://www.facebook.com/diyinspired

  5. Car says:

    Did you find a good solution to the PVC problem? I just did the same thing because I couldn’t figure out another way to create the look of candlesticks on my non-candlestick chandelier. But the PVC is starting to smell hot! I’d love to salvage this project.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      I didn’t! We decided to just keep them off 🙁 I actually like the look without (or maybe I’m just accustomed to it! Ha!). Here’s the “after”: https://www.diyinspired.com/dining-room-makeover-reveal/

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