DIY Outdoor Rustic Bling Chandelier...Solar Lights for the Night!

3 Materials
2 Hours

You won't believe the fun you can achieve with one crusty petite chandelier, spray paint, 3 fence slats, twine, some crystals, solar candles, and an old wooden bench fit for two...

Getting Ready for Spring and Summer in the Garden...I wanted to dress up a tiny corner by the back door without spending any time or cash...

Say Hello to the French Corner...A Rustic Bling Chandelier with Solar Lights!

Here's What You Need:

1 - Petite Chandelier...this one was in our chicken was painted blue, full of dust and feathers. The chickens are gone...the chandelier remains.

1- Black Spray Paint.

An assortment of Crystals to Hang from the Chandelier.

3 - Wood Fence Slats to create a canopy for the corner and for hanging the Chandelier.

Twine for hanging the Chandelier and for anchoring the wood slats.

Solar Candle Lights for Outdoor Mood Lighting.

Step 1: Remove the Crystals. Wash the Crystals with soap and water.

Step 2: Spray paint the Chandelier. (The electrical wires had been removed. The Chandelier Candle Cups will hold solar candle lights.)

Step 3: Gather your materials to Bling the Chandelier...Chandelier (now in Black), Twine, Crystals, Scissor.

Step 4: Attach the Crystals to the Chandelier. Pinch the wires to secure.

Chandelier Replacement Crystals...Amazon LINK.

Step 4: Test the Solar Lights...these are 1.5 inches and fit perfectly into the Chandelier Cups. The lights need about 4 hours of daylight and will turn on once it is dark...the lights stay lit all night long. Sold as a pack of 8.

Solar Chandelier Candle Lights...Amazon LINK.

Step 5: Build the Wood Canopy...Place 3 Wood Fence Slats to fill in the corner of the space.

Step 6: Position the Chandelier under the Middle Slat. We used an Old Lantern Hook to Hang the Chandelier...

Step 6: Wrap Twine Under and Over the Slats to secure the Slats into Place...if You don't have a hook, the Chandelier can easily hang with the twine.

Almost Done...Ready for the Solar Lights.

Position the Bench Under the Canopy and Chandelier...

Step 7: Add the Solar Lights to the Chandelier Candle Cups.

Sparkly Bling Crystals in the Sunlight by Day...

Candlelight Glows at Night...

The Backdoor Corner BEFORE...

And AFTER...

Sunshine Sparkle and Bling Ready for Outdoor Relaxing...By Day...

And at Night!

For All the Magic - Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!

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  • Joseph N DeFranco Joseph N DeFranco on Mar 21, 2022

    not sure how much footage there is from the bench to the chandelier. Perhaps hung from one of the ends?

  • Terry Terry on Apr 26, 2022

    Love your idea! But where can I find a bench like yours??

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