Shabby Chic Chandeliers

Make mine very funky and different

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Shabby Chic Chandeliers can make or break a room - before you choose, make sure you know your style, but don't be a slave to it.  Sometimes, the exact right chandelier for your project can be so different to what you had in mind.

Shabby, Beaded, Chic Chandelier

There is a lot that can be done to a chandelier from the thrift store, or like this one, rescued off the back of a truck destined for the dump.  Grab them, you can refurbish the unfortunate thing into something gorgeous.

Right off the back of the truck...

This one is a bit more modern looking, with flat metal pieces spiraling upwards. 

There are no crystal drops, but it does have the hooks to hold them, so in a nod to many other bead strung chandeliers, I decided to use some of the millions of wooden beads in the supply cabinet to accentuate the spiral part and the arms that hold the lights.

This one may be unusable to hook up to electricity, but there are other options...

Because of the one post showing signs of arcing and burning, I was a bit leery of using this as is, powered by electricity. 

What are the options? 

Take off the risers that hold the electric lightbulbs and use them for candles?  Or simply install solar powered LED lights and use it outdoors?  Battery operated lights are a great option for something with wiring that isn't trustworthy.

Wait and see...

So many beads, so few projects...

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