a thrift shop that was exactly what I was looking for.
|This is a medium sized chandelier with candlesticks. Perfect for turning into an antique fixture for our "country-ish" dining room.|
|After cleaning up the fixture, I applied a coat of flat black paint for a wrought iron look.|
|Then, a second coat.|
|Both top and bottom spray painted.|
|I replaced the plastic "candlesticks" and |
decided to decorate them.
|I printed out two sheets of an antique letter.|
|I cut the letter up to fit around the plastic tube "candles". Then used a glue stick on the paper to apply them to the tubes.|
|I replaced the plastic tube candles and inserted clear flame bulbs.|
|I used a hook in the ceiling where the light fixture will be permanently, over the dining room table.|
|Hardwiring to the existing recessed lighting and switches requires sheetrock cutting, wire feeding and connecting. That will be put off for this weekend when I have a helper to fish wires. :)|
I'll post the finale photos here next week~
|In the meantime, I have a preview of a long awaited light fixture. (sigh) Patience is a virtue.|
Connected to the dimmer switch on the recessed lighting in the room.