|My "Twiggy" chandelier.|
The compliments on "Twiggy" have just been overwhelming... in a good way! Today I went out and found a cheap brass chandelier like I bet oodles of you have hanging in your house. Ever seen one of these?
|My dining chandelier "Before" without the globes. See how it's open in the center?|
|Deanna Wish Design|
Check out this sight for lots of awesome versions to study!
1. a cheap chandelier (see above - that ugly gold thing)
2. 1or two grape vine wreaths - depends on size of your chandy. If it's small, one will suffice - check thrift stores - I found two for $1 each! People toss them all the time.
3. LOTS of crepe myrtle twigs - the CURLED ones found laying on the ground under trees. (see..told you it was easier than you thought!)
4. Pair of pruning snips
5. Black or bronze wire - wood working or floral sections of craft stores.
6. Pair of need-nose wire cutter pliers
7. Hot-glue gun (possibly optional...depends on how permanent you want this to be!)
9. Crystal garland - one 6ft section if small chandy or two 6ft sections if large.
10. Candelabra bulbs to fit existing sockets
|You can get these same bulbs in regular...not flicker.|
You can make these silicone dipped bulbs yourself,
but I don't know what the max wattage bulb is you should use. Try Googling it for more info.
There. Be prepared. This is a messy job (we're dealing with sticks here, folks!), but it sure does make you feel good when you look at the finished product! Wow! Now, go start looking for a cheap or existing chandelier in need of a makeover and a place to hang a big conversation piece:)