Vintage Chandelier Re-Wire 💡
It’s week 4 of the #oneroomchallenge and I’m “plugging” away (pun intended) with my Home Office Re-Magined project as I take on re-wiring this vintage chandelier!
“Sure, I’ll take it” I hesitantly said as I was trying to figure out where I would put this sparkly ornate chandelier. Maybe my stairwell, maybe a bathroom, I’ll figure out someplace for this beauty...and that’s where my story of this chandelier begins, in a box, in a garage, offered to me.
This traditional crystal chandelier measuring 17” high by 26” wide is dripping with crystals in the shapes of teardrops, pendaloques, beads and a ball finial. I have seen and read about many versions of this type of chandelier and these types of cut crystals. History tells us about the original use of these elegant fixtures using candles with the flame to reflect off of the cut crystals illuminating a room. The only history of this piece that I know of, is that it once was in a dining room of a home built sometime in the 80’s. It’s now my turn to re-purpose it and give it new life, and I know just the room for it, my home office!
My goal is to make the scale of this chandelier work in my room and to figure out how to re-wire its existing “hard wire” to a “plug-in” version. I have an existing single light on a long cord that plugs in and I’m thinking of re-wiring that cord to this chandelier....I will spend this week figuring out where I want to hang it and how I will accomplish this task! I can’t wait to see it light up my office!
This weeks #oneroomchallenge task:
Wish me luck and I’ll take any suggestions for the electrical re-wiring task!
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