Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bird House Chandelier

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest, and it just so happened I had an iron chandelier that I found that I wanted to convert to candles anyway.  This one originally had five little cups to put candles in in addition to five electrical fittings.  However, the light bulbs this called for were the little pronged ones that are expensive and if you don't buy just the right one, you're toast.  Can you tell I have had this experience before? 
 This was the way the wired arms of the chandelier looked before.  The whole fixture was black.  My husband painted it white.  We saved the little frosted shades for another project.  I found these adorable bird houses at Joann's in the dollar section.  Steve painted the whole thing white and now it's ready for spring.
The bottom of the birdhouses were flat so all my husband had to do was drill out a hole to fit the wiring pipe on the chandelier arm.  He made the hole a tight fit so they almost had to be screwed down onto the arm of the fixture.  This ensured that the birdhouse fits snugly and is permanent.  Epoxy glue would work too.
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9 comments:

Rhissanna said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous!

Bliss said...

You could put bird seed in the ones without the houses. They look like little feeders.

~Bliss~

Sherry said...

What a beauty! I'm dropping by from the blog hop and I'm now a linky follower, would appreciate you following back. Thanks

Sonia said...

How cute is that! What a great idea and look! I have an iron chandy in my garage I need to embellish! Thanks for the inspiration!
Miss Bloomers

Lynnie said...

Miss Maggie,

Who doesn't love a bird house? Oh Spring will you come to me now? Love the redo..Where will you be hanging this now that it is done?

Cynthia said...

This reminds spring is coming. Great job. Love the birdhouses.

Jen Lossing said...

This is really cute. Do they birdhouse light up or are they purely decorative. Either way it is great! Visiting from Debbiedoos Newbie Party!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What an adorable idea--thanks for sharing!

Mary Ellen said...

Love you sweet birdhouse chandy!! I pinned it too!