Friday, August 14, 2015

A Mason Jar Chandelier Makeover

I've been daydreaming about a different chandelier in our dining room. Since the balance in our "chandelier budget" is currently zero, I thought I would experiment.

I decided to paint the chandelier a distressed white. I then used a round antique wood distressed frame to add more of a presence to the chandelier. It rests perfectly on the chandelier. (I lucked out!)

I've always thought mason jar chandeliers were charming, so I thought I'd try some jars as shades to see if they fit. 

I used the standard (not wide mouth) Ball mason jars.

And guess what? They were a perfect fit! Nice and secure as I pressed down. 

No gluing required.

Here is the view, looking up. (It was a gray day when I took these pictures so the reflection of the lights appear on the ceiling.)

Lights on...

And off...

It was fun to be able to give the chandelier a new look by using items I had on-hand (the antique round frame and paint), along with an investment of $5 in jars.

This little project reminded me to experiment with everyday items - I didn't really think the jars would fit securely like that! You don't know until you try...

Hope you have a great weekend!


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  1. Oh my, now that's just plain gorgeous!

  2. Its looks absolutely lovely...Millie

  3. Way to go! Sometimes the easiest and least expensive projects work out the best. Jo

  4. It's beautiful. I love the color too.

  5. Great idea and it looks very cozy!

  6. Oh, I am just so in love with everything you have done in your home - add this chandelier to the list!!! You are so creative and have such a great sense of style. Very slowly I am making my home over by incorporating many of the ideas you have shared. Your decorating appears to be very calming and welcoming, which is exactly what I am striving to achieve (no more red or yellow walls!)

  7. Oh, my goodness! Adorable!!! Such a sweet dining room too! xox

  8. So pretty! I never would've thought to try that. You were lucky that they fit perfectly.

  9. I love what you did with this- so pretty! Isn't it fun when random pieces just work together?

  10. Love the way a creative mind works, when inspiration strikes this is exactly what comes of inspiring ideas. Your Chandelier made me look at my kitchen iron one a bit different.

    Love how your elegance has simplified itself with a bit of farmhouse love.
    The mason jars get a big yes from me!

    Love how perfect your dinning area looks and feels....Just like a page out of a magazine.


  11. That seriously looks so good. Brilliant idea!


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