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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

Ask the creator about this project

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 5, 2013

    WOW! Marty, this is sensational!

  • Storywood Designs
    Storywood Designs Raleigh, NC
    on Feb 5, 2013

    That is impressive Marty!!

  • Dee W
    Dee W Senecaville, OH
    on Feb 5, 2013

    Clever way to create a new light fixture. Love the country feel.

  • Marty's Musings
    Marty's Musings Greensboro, NC
    on Feb 5, 2013

    Thanks, @Dee W! We love it!

  • Marty's Musings
    Marty's Musings Greensboro, NC
    on Feb 5, 2013

    Thanks @Miriam I and @Storywood Designs! My husband is so good to me! We make a pretty good team :)

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