Last Updated on October 6, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
John & Alice used to have this outdated brass chandelier in their entryway…
Here’s what it looked like up close (and without the blinding lights on)…
When they took it down, I asked if I could have the light. I’m sure they thought I had lost my mind. Perhaps I have, but I do have plans for the light part. (It’s going in my office…after a makeover, of course.)
So that left me with the glass. I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away, so I decided to re-use it. After a bit of a makeover, it has now found its way back into John & Alice’s house, right on the coffee table.
After removing the lights (which just required lots and lots and lots of unscrewing), I cleaned it really well, painted all of the brass parts black, plugged the holes from the inside with painters tape, and filled it with sand, shells, and a candle.
Again, maybe I’m crazy, but I think it looks great! And it just goes to show…context is everything. (Oh, and paint works wonders!)
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