Asked on May 5, 2013

Outdoor Chandelier

Paticia GEm HooperCrafty Texas Girls


I am looking for an outdoor chandelier that has a UL Damp rating. I really want something feminine that looks 'indoors'-- and can stand the moisture of being outdoors. My husband wants it to be a bit rustic too. Any ideas? I don't want a lantern-style light fixture. I need to keep the price under $400. Everything I have seen that I like is not UL Damp, so it is pretty for photos but not actually practical for being on a patio. Thank you!
I love this- and it is UL damp. But my hubby thinks it is too girly :) Is there a 'rustic' version of this? photo via Pottery Barn
6 answers
  • LandlightS
    on May 5, 2013

    A lot depends on the outdoor the outdoor surface a solid surface or is it under a deck where the water can drip through the deck board. It if a solid surface, you can install any type fixture....I would look for a wrought iron fixture or solid brass as both will hold up to the elements(brass plated will eventually begin to rust. I'm sure you can find many fixtures on line. Good lighting, Gary

  • Crafty Texas Girls
    on May 6, 2013

    Thanks Gary!

  • Linda
    on May 6, 2013

    I saw a patio fixture made from an old canning wire rack out of a water bath canner, filled with vintage jars with lights run through them, it was very cool but it would depend on how much light you want from your fixture.

  • Crafty Texas Girls
    on May 8, 2013

    That sounds right up my alley-- I think my husband would like it too! We do need a good amount of light, maybe we could modify it. Thanks Linda!

  • Em Hooper
    on May 17, 2013

    I googled 'rusting chandelier' and came up with a whole lot of sources where you might find one that suits both of you. Ask an electrician about damp-proofing the one you like. Or go to to see how to age your own. I'm using the Modern Masters verdigris paint process to age my brass-look, now copper, chandy. It was $25 from ReStore. A bit more than that to turn it verdigris copper.

  • Paticia G
    on Dec 17, 2014

    I want to replace our flush mount ceiling porch light with a pendant- it takes a 10-12 foot ladder to change the bulb now- one side of the porch is open and we are in FL which can get high winds what to look for - damp rated, weather proof? ideas welcome

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