A few weeks ago I made upholstered stools from thrift store chairs and instead of just tossing the backs (made from beautiful spindles) I saved them to create this colorful, scrap wood chandelier. It's been hanging from a tree in my back yard and I absolutely love it....It's magical! It took some time, but was absolutely worth it. Grab a solar light and stick it right in the middle and you're good to go. Figure out ways to use all the scraps and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Watch how to make it here!
STUFF I USED
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
Thrift Store Chairs
Small Cup Hooks
Wire and Wire Cutters
Jigsaw, Sander and Drill
Wire Plant Basket
1. & 2. Cut the spindles off the back of the chair and then cut them into 6" to 10" long pieces
3. Sand the pieces on both ends
4. & 5. Paint the pieces in different colors of Americana Decor Chalky Finish
*While you're at it you can paint the wire basket with Chalky Finish, too!
6. Dry brush the spindles with contrasting colors so that each piece has 2 different colors
7. Drill a small hole in the top of each piece
8. Add a small cup hook to each piece
9. Hang the pieces from the bottom two rows of the basket
10. & 11. Create S-hooks from wire to attach the top row of pieces
12. Hook 2 pieces together to create your center hanging piece
Add a solar light in the middle and you're done!