How to make a rope wrapped chandelier
Cheap thrift store chandelier
Do you remember this chandelier I recently picked up at my local ReStore?
Snip wiring to gut chandelier
I bought it to turn into a candelabra. In order to do that, it has to be gutted. I snipped the wiring in order to remove the parts.
The wires need to be removed from the other end. There is no way to pull them out from this end.
I have all of the cups removed, now it’s time to get into the guts of the thing.
Any and all lamps have many threaded parts. They all unscrew. More wire snipping going on.
Look at that MESS! that is why I said you can’t pull the wires through from the other end.
Re-use parts for the original chandelier
After removing all those wires, I replace the socket part back onto the thread. You can see where I have already started bending it back and forth to break it.
See? It snaps right off. This allows me to reuse this part.
Using that nut to hold the candle cup in place.
Paint rope wrapped chandelier with primer
I painted the entire piece with 2 light coats of primer.
Then I painted it with glossy black spray paint, but apparently I didn’t take any pictures. I sent this picture to a friend, who mentioned that I might want to wrap it with jute/twine/rope.
How to wrap a chandelier project with rope
You can see that I wrapped one of the candle cups with jute. I wasn’t loving it. The amount of rope I had to buy was a lot. So I decided instead of just using the rope for hanging the light, I should use it for wrapping too. I used hot glue – gluing only rope to rope, trying not to glue it to the metal parts.
The finished project, a rope wrapped chandelier
Rope Wrapped Chandelier Hanging Outdoors
Hanging on a porch
I generally take at least one candelabra to Glendale each year. This year, I’ll have two. I still have this brown candelabra from quite a while back.
I share a few details on this tutorial, and some great tips over at decorating.answers.com. You should hop over and check it out.