Perfect Mini Chandelier

2 Materials
2 Hours

I’ve been wanting to replace that light in our Butler's Pantry since the day we moved in. I didn’t want to rush into it cause I wanted the perfect light in there.I found a $12 vintage cake carrier cover, you know those old metal ones? Combined it with a mini chandelier and voila! For less than $40 dollars we have a super cute & chic lighting fixture for a great space!

Perfect lighting

Certainly a unique conversation piece but it's also functional and the light looks amazing!

Clean & remove existing knob

Started by cleaning off the entire cake cover. Removing the porcelain knob (to use for another project)

Ready to drill a larger hole

I drilled a hole (1/4") large enough to run the light fixture wire through it. I filed down the edges a bit with my dremel so that it would knick the wiring.

Putting it together

Once the hole was large enough, I ran the wire through and had my husband replace the existing one with this fantastic one!

a look at my materials

Shimmery & beautiful

The light that comes off of this (day or night) is amazing! Looks chic, beautiful and perfect! For in-depth steps, head over to Gully Creek Cottage!

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  • Lisa West
    Lisa West
    on Nov 7, 2020

    Looks great. I re,3mber years ago Walmart used to carry those lights with the beads or string. I bought those for my daughters to put over their beds back in the day. I never would have thought to put any thing over them to dress them up more. This is a really great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • Gullycreekcottage
      on Nov 8, 2020

      Thank you Lisa! They are certainly cute on their own but I loved jazzing it up a bit!

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