Marty's Musings
Marty's Musings
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Mason Jar Chandelier

$30
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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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The finished product. Love the blue accents against the yellow wall color.
The finished product. Love the blue accents against the yellow wall color.
The dimmer switch allows great mood lighting!
The dimmer switch allows great mood lighting!
Throw away 10-light brass chandelier with cloth shades.
Throw away 10-light brass chandelier with cloth shades.
Love the intricate patterns created by the mason jars.
Love the intricate patterns created by the mason jars.
Hot gluing the rings upside down onto the platform.
Hot gluing the rings upside down onto the platform.
Spray painting an aerosol primer first, followed by a gloss white top coat.
Spray painting an aerosol primer first, followed by a gloss white top coat.
Applying caulking was the next step.
Applying caulking was the next step.
Painting the accent color in Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Painting the accent color in Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Day or night, I love this project!
Day or night, I love this project!
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2 questions
  • Rdo9491853
    on Aug 8, 2016

    Don't the jars get very hot?

    • Sylvia Raya
      on Sep 13, 2018

      when you boil them, they go under higher temperature.

    • Ann
      on Mar 21, 2019

      I use them to put my home made jam in straight from the pan , after they have been boiled never had one break,I reuse them time and time again,so dont even need new ones. Hope this helps x

  • Nichole Arnett
    on Mar 28, 2019

    If u glue the mason lids how do you change the bulbs.

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  • Bonnie
    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
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Awesome idea and a beautiful light!

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