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Mason Jar Chandelier

My DIY hubby did a great job of taking a throw away 10-light brass chandelier with shades and turning it into a beautiful mason jar chandelier and anchor piece for our kitchen redo.
The little platforms around the fake candles were the perfect size to accommodate the rings for the mason jars (clear quart size). He began by hot gluing the rings upside down onto the platforms. Painter's caulk was used to smooth out the transition between ring and platform and a 40-watt chandelier bulb was chosen to eliminate any heating concerns.
He applied an aerosol primer over everything (minus jars) first and then top-coated with a gloss white aerosol. Next, and probably messiest part, was caulking around the rings. The accent color (Annie Sloan chalk paint leftover from our china hutch project) was 2 coats of paint applied to the rings and arms. The perfect last touch was adding a dimmer switch for lighting variations. Score one for my hubby Tim!
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Cost: $30 Difficulty: Medium

To see more: http://www.martysmusings.net/2013/02/diy-mason-jar-chandelier.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Kelly
    Kelly Canada
    on Apr 2, 2016


  • Rebecca Crawford Burk
    Rebecca Crawford Burk San Angelo, TX
    on Apr 5, 2016

    if you use 40watt bulbs or the swirly looking energy savers will this eliminate the need for drilling holes in the glass?

  • Doris Byrd
    Doris Byrd Newkirk, OK
    on Jun 23, 2016

    they now make colored jars also .

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Lebanon, MO
    on Jun 24, 2016

    Love this!! You've given me a great idea to use for outside; instead of electric I'm going to use solar lights... love these mason jar light covers!! Thanks for sharing~

  • Wendy Tuch
    Wendy Tuch Phoenix, AZ
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Awesome idea and a beautiful light!

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