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Unique Chandelier Crafted From a Fallen Branch and Edison Style Lights

While strolling through Brooklyn on a recent visit to see my daughter and my brand new grandbaby, we spotted a fallen limb from a large sycamore tree. It was lodged into the fencing surrounding the base of the tree and part of the sidewalk that had been heaved up by the expanding roots of the tree. Although my daughter laughed as I pointed to the limb and said “We need that!” she not only worked it loose from the fencing but then carried it on her shoulder for more than ten blocks, back to her apartment. I just want to note – strolling around with a large branch on your shoulder makes the normally aloof New Yorker smile and engage in conversation.

The branch had such a lovely organic shape and wonderful patina that we both immediately saw its potential for an amazing chandelier over their table, for which they have been in search.

Since hubby was due to arrive the following day we had him throw in some lighting supplies, including five Edison style light bulbs. Then a few days later we were dinning under this beautiful organic/industrial chandelier.

Finally we added a dimmer switch the chandelier could be adjusted lower for ambiance or raised higher for illumination.

To see more: http://blueantlerstudio.com/organicindustrial-chandelier/

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  • Carole
    Carole Australia
    on Sep 29, 2013

    I love it! Very original. I would however exercise caution in picking up fallen tree limbs as they often fall for a reason which may be that they are infested with something or the tree is unhealthy due to an insect infestation. I would only urge anyone doing the same - bringing in branches and so on to be sure there is no insect problem first. Most timber we use in our homes and even in garden fencing has been treated to ensure we don't get borer, woodworm or termites. Having said that - I still love it and think it looks terrific!

  • Pamela Bendall
    Pamela Bendall Memphis, TN
    on Sep 29, 2013

    I would love this for outside over the patio

  • Kathy@ blueantlerstudio.com
    Kathy@ blueantlerstudio.com Alexandria, KY
    on Sep 30, 2013

    So true Carole and care should always be taken when repurposing found items. This branch was a victim of Hurricane Sandy and was in beautiful condition.

    • Carole
      Carole Australia
      on Sep 30, 2013

      @Kathy@ blueantlerstudio.com Kathy, well done for making lemonade from one of life's lemons - Hurricane Sandy!

  • Victoria
    on Jan 11, 2015

    Very original !! <3

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