Monday, May 30, 2011

My Shabby Chandy... A Junk Makeover...

Yesterday I found this piece of an old miners lantern. I instantly thought to use it as a candle holder and planned to paint it white. I spray painted it yesterday afternoon and then this morning I got some inspiration...

I had been wanting to make my own chandalier for a while out of junk parts and found objects but I didn't have the right "bones" for the poject till yesterday. I love how it turned out. (I wish I was a better photographer though, it's so much better in person)

Hanging on the front deck.

A few new glass beads paired with some old glass bead chain. Some old keys with vintage rinestone jewelry attached and some antique crystal drops finally found a use.

Can't wait to light it tonight and enjoy it.

Much love and respect to the service men and women who have given everything for our country and to the families of those brave people.

7 comments:

Netty said...

Thespa I adore your new blog design, this is so you.
Loving your altered lantern, you have done a fabulous job.
Annette x

In the Light of the Moon said...

I always love visiting you!!You always inspire me and have the most wonderful ideas!!Hugs,Cat

Outofmymind said...

SO AWESOME! I've been looking for a good lampshade to do that to! Way to go!

Terri Kahrs said...

Very cool!!! I'll bet it looks awesome in the moonlight!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh!!! You are so creative, I've always wanted an outdoor chandalier but have shyed away because of the price. Love how you think!! Awesome just Awesome!
Hugs Lynn

bikim said...

so pretty!
°º✿happy June!!!!º° ✿♥
Rosa

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

This is so cute! I swear, you and I need to get together soon and go shopping (or crafting.) :)

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