Before & After: Thrifted 1980s Chandelier Makeover

Before & After: Thrifted 1980s Chandelier Makeover

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 11, 2011

I have a passion for folks who reuse those common items that go unloved at thrift stores and garage sales. Chandeliers from the 80's are pretty high on that list and there's literally hundreds of them at my local Restore. I never knew what to do with them, but Mandi did. Want to see what these items look like now?

Remember the chair makeover we featured a few weeks back? Mandi took out old caning and put in upholstery webbing instead and it was fabulous. In that same room, she also combined a hanging planter (or two) and an old glass and brass chandelier into something unique and original.

The glass surround was removed, the entire thing was painted and a few metal hoops were added to combine it all together. This project serves as a great reminder that you can always make something from nothing and create pieces that are unique to the space you're working in.

See the full transformation process at Vintage Revivals

Image: Vintage Revivals

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