Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tea Cup Chandelier

I  bought an inexpensive chandelier at the thrift shop the other day and took out all of the electrical wires and components

I primed it and painted it white:

Then I went on the hunt for 5 china tea cups and saucers and attached them to the metal plates on each arm with glue:

I thought this would be great as a bird feeder out in a garden OR in a sunroom with votive candles in each cup!

On my next trip to the thrift shop, I found a cheap gold wall sconce, as well as 3 pretty ceramic bowls.  A little spray paint and glue and this is what I came up with:

Again, this could hold candles or I can truly picture this nailed to a big 'ol tree, filled with bird seed!

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  1. Counting down the days to gardening season! I love the repurposed chandelier that can be used for a bird feeder. The wall sconce with the saucers is great for the birdies too.

  2. What great finds and I really like what you did with them. I am sure the birds will appreciate their treats.

  3. Great ideas Patti. Love the teacup chandy.


  4. Clever ideas, Patti. The chandelier would be fun hanging in a tree over a table for outdoor dining. Put in votives for a candlelight dinner.

  5. Great repurpose for both these fixtures, Patti. Love Sarah's idea for the chandelier, but I could also see it being used for bird seed.

  6. Ooooooooh, love the chandelier! What a beautiful way to feed the birds but I don't know if I'd want that beauty outside.


  7. Brilliant ideas, Patti! The birds would be truly dining in style if you should put that 2nd one up on a tree! They might feel the need to don hats, gloves and dinner jackets! :-)

  8. Love this Patti and I too have been wanting to do this!!!! Maybe this is my reminder to get off my behind to just make it happen huh? Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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