Just spent 5 days away from home and 3 of those were spent scouring the second hand venues for treasures. Didn't get much, but did buy 2 old dilapidated chandeliers for $1. each which I plan to fix up.
Could anyone who has renovated a chandelier post pics and explain what they did? I'd really like to get more ideas of how I might decorate them. DH (my lovable handyman!) will put them together and get them working but then they'll need painting and decorating.
Don't have pics yet, they're still in a heap in a box in the garage.
Post by doc*dog Karen on Nov 21, 2006 19:17:53 GMT -5
Hey Lucky, I saw one of the shows (dec cents?) gluing on beaded garland, like the Christmas kind, on the underside of the arms. It looked awesome. I haven't tried it yet, but I hope to soon. I tried to find it on HGTVs website and could not locate it. Sorry.
I had seen one (a new one I think) with beads between the "arms" and somewhere near the top. Sort of at an angle. Of course that was before I found these old relics so I didn't take a good look to see how it was all attached.
So far all I can think of is to wrap a garland around it, but BTDT and would like something a bit different.
Keep the ideas coming, guys, I'd love to see any pics anyone has, also.
Hey, got any glass saucers to drill and use as the . . . bobeche or cups . . . ;D Please don't shoot! Sorry, I'm having flashbacks, in glass no less. Do you remember or have you ever seen Aleene's? She had (or still has somewhere) a show and I saw her do a burnt brown paper bag technique. I'm waaaay wordy, so, first, have you heard of it?
Won't shoot!!! That's a great idea, I have continuous glass flashbacks ever since my totem days!!!
Used to watch Aleene all the time waaay back. Had forgotten about that show. What's the burnt paper bag technique, burnt? LOL ;D Doesn't really sound like something that goes with chandeliers, but I am looking for any (especially weird) ideas.
I have many times regretted throwing out all my old costume jewellery from the 50's and on. Now I can't see paying actually money for it.
Think beads and/or garland will be it at least partially.
More ideas, please! These chandeliers will be one-of-a-kind and I need someone to take the praise for them with me! ;D
Cut a couple matching squares of BPB and glue them together but place a piece of wire in there first like a stem.
Draw a shape and cut it out when it's dry. It could be anything on a wire, mine were maple leaves ;D for an arrangement on a lid.
Smooth tacky glue over the BPB shape, I used my finger, and get the edges also. Then hold the BPB shape over a lit candle to burn the glue. Best at an angle to see what's burning.
This part is tricky, because I never really figured out what the real trick was. Too thin and it bubbles and burns too quick, but thick and it'll still be wet underneath. And where you hold it in the flame will dictate how it burns also. Be consistant at first.
But when it's dry, the burning dries the glue, then you come back and gently rub the soot off with a paper towel. What you have now looks like oxidized metal, you can come back and buff a little metalic paint on top of that.
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