How to Repair, Refresh and Restring an Old Wind Chime


After having some much needed yard work done by professional tree removal folks, a long lost wind chime tube was unearthed. I decided to reunite it with the broken wind chime from which it came.
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Pretty wind chime after some new paint, stain and string.
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The wind chime is located on the right where the arrow is pointing, The long lost tube was found on the left under that huge/ugly bush where the other arrow is pointing. The tree guys removed all of the bushes with the x's.
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I used solar light stakes and tubes to hold the wind chime tube while I spray painted it. This new Dual Superbond paint by Krylon has such great adhesion and coverage-love it!
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You can see that I allowed the spray paint to dry using this milk crate.
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Because we are in the middle of an awful heat wave, I brought the newly painted (and stained) wind chime indoors for restringing. Hop on over to the blog for more details if you have a wind chime that needs some tlc.
Gail--My Repurposed Life

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  • Patricia Downs
    on Jun 24, 2018

    I have two wind chimes that need to be restrung as well as the top that is made of wood needs to be replaced. Where do I find the wood top?

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  • Lori Jackson
    on Jul 6, 2014

    I have a couple of chimes that need repairing. Has anyone located a cord of proper strength in stores (as opposed to having order online)?

  • Louise
    on Sep 12, 2014

    They are beautiful. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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