I found this great chandelier at the flea market a couple of months back.
I loved her curves and I even loved her aged, chippy, gold color. I've been wanting to put a candelabra over our bathtub for a while and thought she would be perfection.
First, I pulled out the plastic covers and unscrewed the thing-a-mabobs.
Then, clipped off the exposed wiring. Both on the arms and the top.
Gave her a good bath because she was NASTY. See what I mean?
And sprayed her with primer and black paint.
She was ok, but not great. So I took some pewter glaze and slapped it all over with a chip brush. I was hoping for a much lighter color, but she has grown on me. I put in some taper candles, hung her up with rope (cause I'm
cheap thrifty like that), and sewed a sleeve with some left over white twill to cover the rope.
Here she is in her new home!
After I hung her up I was so excited to show my hubby. The first thing he said when he saw it? "I really like it, but it's hanging right over where your head would be." Blasted!!! I didn't think about that. The other night when I was taking a bath I kept looking up thinking, "Please don't fall on me, please don't fall on me!" Oh well, at least it looks pretty ;)