Thursday, June 13, 2013

Outdoor Solar Chandelier

I had a metal chandelier that held candles for a long time. I was always going to do something with it, but I wasn't sure what. One day, I stopped by the Dollar Tree (love that store) and found some bright solar lights. Then it hit me, why not use those for the chandelier and make it an outdoor one?

My supplies:

I sprayed the chandelier with lime green Rust-Oleum paint. (sorry, missed the action of this one.)

Then I popped the ends off the solar lights like so:

The ends didn't quite fit into the candle cups so I used regular plain old fun tack to get them to stay in there. I could've glued them, but I wanted the option to change them out or even used regular candles in it someday.

And here it is hanging up:

Here's the best picture I could get of it all lit up at night:

Not the clearest pic, I know, but that's the best I could do without a flash to distort the whole shebang.
Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

*Planning to share at:
Metamorphasis MondayTime To Sparkle Tuesday Linky Party; Trash to Treasure; The Power of Paint Party; Wildly Original Linky Party; Transformation Thursday; What have you redone?; Shabbilicious Friday; Start at Home Paint Party; Funky Junk Interiors' Party Junk. 


  1. What a fun idea! I like how you used tacky instead of glue to adhere the solar lamps. Smart.

    1. Thanks! I wanted to be able to change my mind later and that seemed like the best solution. Thank for checking out my post!

  2. This is really cute! I'll bet it looks really good at night. I have an old chandelier that just may have to go solar! Thanks for the idea - Vickie

  3. Hey I just found this and LOVE it! I would love you to come link up to my Paint Party this week Complete with giveaway!

    Hope to see you soon!

  4. So clever and so cute! Thanks for sharing at Redoux!

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