It all started with this:
A beautiful chandy from PB that was $300.00. I love it, dont you?
So I was on the hunt and found this:
I really liked how it was more curvy than the one from PB and I REALLY REALLY liked that she was only $20.00.
So I loaded up on a MASSIVE amount of supplies (tacky glue and Jute) and started doing this:
I started at the bottom of the chandelier. I put some glue down and wrapped up to where the arms started to come out. Because I wanted it to look clean I cut 5 pieces of jute (about 3 inches each) and glued them with their ends poking out against the arm (see picture) and then I just tied a small piece around it to hold them in place.
Then I started wrapping the base of the arms. I started in the middle right below the arm and wrapped down to the bottom:
Then I used the same technique that I did on the main part of the chandy. I cut 5 pieces and wrapped them all the way around so that each end was by the arm and tied it to hold it in place.
Once that was done I started wrapping the actual arm. Make sure that all of the wonky end pieces are tucked in when you start wrapping. Wrap all the way to the other end and make sure that all of those pieces are tucked in too.
This is what it will look like
Do that for each arm. Next you are going to wrap the top part of the lights. Put your glue on like this:
and start wrapping like Jay-Z. Ha ha ha I had to get a joke in there somewhere!
Go all the way to the end and then flip it over and carefully wrap the upper lip
Finish wrapping the whole body and your done!
The chain and electrical cord were way to short on the chandy that I bought because the people who build our house are dumb, so we had to change them out. Court cut the wires and stripped them
Then he spliced them together and put a new chain on. Obviously you need to weave the wires and the chain blah blah blah. Put your ceiling plate on. And your installation hardware.
Screw them to the ceiling and connect them to the house wires. You should prob have an electrition do it unless your husband is as manly as mine and likes to do everything himself.
Screw on your ceiling plate and if nesscary attach a hook to center it on your table.
Your chandy should hang about 30 inches above your table top.
Then stand back and make sure that nothing catches on fire! And admire your handiness and the fact that you saved $270.00.
Total Cost Of This Treasure:
Cord, Chain, Ceiling Hook: $19.00
Grand Total: $40.89
Make sure you join our first ever linky party with your thrift store treasures tomorrow for "Look What I Found Friday"