Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Upcycled Chandelier

Don't take that old chandelier to the dump just yet! Did you know there are tons of
smart ways that you can upcycle an old chandelier into something brand new and 
wonderfully different? How about turning an old chandelier into a planter for your
garden, or into a backyard bird feeder?  Don't have a cast off chandelier of your own to 
repurpose into a new creation? Then why not create your own unique chandelier out of 
salvaged and repurposed materials like some of the ones pictured below? 
Read on and be inspired! 

Anthropologie's Magpie Chandelier is a colorful explosion of found objects and trinkets

Chandelier planter with tutorial by DIY Showoff

Very cool chicken wire candle chandelier

I love this fairy chandelier by BellStudios on Etsy

Check out this fabulous outdoor chandelier made with electric insulators and old garden
 fencing (above and below) made by Vickie at Ranger 911

Looks beautiful at night!

Old chandelier turned into a unique planter

Handcrafted Bohemian kitchen chandelier: crystals, beads, chains, and spoons

Outdoor chandelier made with electric insulators by Brian at Gadget Sponge

DIY solar light chandelier from Southern Life Beautiful

Recycled wine bottle garden chandelier

Cute birdhouse chandelier

Garden chandeliers with votives from Ruffled blog found via Pinterest
I see lots of vintage chandelier crystals at flea markets. Why not fashion your own mini
garden chandeliers with wire, chain, and a handful of old crystals? 

Garden birdfeeder chandelier 

Bike part chandelier by flyingpuppy via instructibles

Umbrella frame chandelier by T.O.M.T.

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  1. Love! That bird feeder is so adorable. I'm very picky when it comes to chandeliers, and most of these are really cute.

  2. Oh they all look great! Thanks for inspiring us :D. Greets from Susan

  3. Great finds, thanks for sharing!
    love these ideas!

  4. Gorgeous! I loved this post!

  5. Love the magpie chandelier and the idea of the one with the birdhouses!

  6. Love these examples. I really enjoyed this post.

  7. How fun! I'm a great fan of upcycled chandeliers!
    Love the aqua one with pink flowers in it :)

  8. I love the idea of upcycling a chandelier and putting it in the garden or hanging in a porch or patio...super romantic. :)

  9. Love love love chandeliers.I used to sell ones at my store I made with one blue glass insulator, wire and prisms. This reminded me I need to make those again!

  10. I have two chandeliers that I'm trying to figure out a creative way to re-purpose them. Your photos are inspiring.

  11. Very good ideas and can't wait to make one or 2 for me... Thank you for sharing!


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