Intro: Refurbished Outdoor Chandelier
This is a custom outdoor chandelier that I made for my mom. I made it from an old chandelier that I found at a thrift shop. She wanted something that had an aged copper aqua look so that's what I did.
Step 1: Find a Chandelier
I found this chandelier at a thrift store a little while back. I bought it for $8.99. I also bought a smaller chandelier with it for $4.99. I rewired the smaller one and hung it in a small corridor area in my house.
Step 2: Remove Old/Damaged Wire
If your chandelier has good wiring that you would like to use skip this step. You could rewire the chandelier after you remove the old wiring. I chose to just install solar lights. Removing the old wiring made my chandelier lighter, and it made room for the solar lights I had.
Step 3: Clean the Chandelier
You could do this step before the last step. I chose to do it this way because it was easier with this chandelier. When I cleaned my chandelier, I found a mark saying it was a Fredrick Ramond 1979 chandelier.
Step 4: Paint It
I decided to do an aged copper aqua look. I achieved this by watering down aqua paint mixed with a little green. I then painted on the watered down mixture with a sponge brush and let it run down the chandelier. Once it was dried, I covered it with a clear lacquer to protect it from weather.
Step 5: Install Lighting
I chose to install these solar lights I got on sale. You could rewire it but I chose not to because of where I was going to hang my chandelier.
Step 6: Hang It and Enjoy
The last step is to simply hang your chandelier. Make sure you hang it on something that is strong enough to hold it. Then, you should have a nice outdoor chandelier you can enjoy for years to come.