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How I use old bottles

Back about a year ago, I started this little hairbrained idea, and never finished it. With the restrictions of surgery...I've been trying to do lighter projects, mostly unsuccessful, but this one came back in my mind. But cutting the bottoms off of these old decanters, and joining them with a little goodwill platter....I have a great chandelier...pendant...swag...or whatever you want to call it. It would be perfect for over a little bar, in a mancave, or even on a patio....I'm so glad I finally did this! I feel a tutorial in the future! This isn't a tutorial...but I can see from the reactions that one is in order. Making a chandelier of any kind is not difficult, but there are some steps involved. In this project there are more than the normal list of supplies...mostly because these are hanging...and they are glass. I wanted the weight of the lights to be distributed out a little further on the glass, and the openings were large so therefore, I used washers. The tutorial for this project is going to have to be pretty detailed...but really not difficult. Each bottle is made a little different, so if you are going to do this...you may want to do what I did...take your bottles...and sit down in the isle of your hardware store...and play with different washers and nuts till you get the mix right. I will amend my post on the website...and show you the parts involved, and how I pieced them together.

To see more: http://www.dejavuedesigns.com/decantor-chandelier/#

Got a question about this project?

  • RCooper @ thoughtsbyher.com
    RCooper @... Colorado Springs, CO

    I'm seriously in love with this idea! I know I am commenting way late in the game but kudos, it is beautiful!

  • Andrea
    Andrea John Day, OR


  • Mark Fitzgerald
    Mark Fitzgerald Porter Corners, NY

    They'd look great with some of those vintage-style light bulbs.

  • Tracey Peate
    Tracey Peate United Kingdom

    How do you cut glass bottles please

  • Taffetal
    Taffetal Canada

    Yes, how does one cut off the bottoms . . .

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