Do you LOVE chandeliers as much as I do??? Well, If you said yes, then you have to see this!
The moment I found this chandelier at the thrift store my wheels started turning! I know you all have probably seen these standard builders chandeliers before! BORING!!!
But with the help of my hubby I am going to show you how to take this chandy from drab to fab in step by step instructions.
First you start by unthreading the wires from the top of the chain to the ring on the top of the chandelier.
This is what it should look like with the wires unthreaded all the way down to the ring.
Now we must take it apart. So start by unscrewing the fenniel which is on the bottom of the chandelier.
Next the top should just pull up but with all the wires attached.
The ring should then be unscrewed from the center shaft that runs through the body. Then pull the wires down through the ring. This is what the top looks like after the wires are removed and the ring is unscrewed.
This in turn frees the rod that runs through the body of the light fixture. Now flip the rod over and feed it along with the wires back through the body of the chandy in the opposite direction until it all comes out at the other side.
See how the arms are now facing up?!
Now feed the wires back through the top cap and ring.
The hubby says to check each wire one at a time by gently pulling on it to make sure that it is not loose. If a wire pulls out of the cap it will not be safe to use! So it is important to check.
You are almost done!
Screw the top cap back on and then the fenial. Don't forget to run the wires back through the chain as well.
Ta Da!!! Now it is flipped over!
Now it is time to grab the spray paint and have a PARTY! But do remember to cover the sockets with tape before spraying!
And here is the finished product!
Chandy= a couple dollars
spray paint= a couple dollars
The Look= Priceless:)
I used decorative light bulbs but this would be just darling with lamp shades.
They are inexpensive and can really change the look.
What color would you do yours? I can't wait to see!