Handsome Hubby asked me if I was going to use THE chandelier in our Christmas decor this year. Originally I said no. I’m so glad I did not listen to me.
This free chandy has gotten a lot of use. Who knew?! (Well, I knew when I got it….)
It’s been done for Christmas, for Spring time, for Halloween…. I might do something with it for Valentine’s Day… I’ll say it again: Spray paint can change your life.
I sprayed the chandy silver, clipped the little crystals off of my Thanksgiving centerpieces and re tied them onto the chandy.
I fired up my hot glue gun and attached pine cones to the arms. Tucking a little greenery under the pine cones really finished it off (Thank you to my friend Rose for that suggestion.)
I took a stand for a hanging plant and suspended the chandy over a planter filled with greenery and sticks. (Which I had spray painted, of course.)
I love that I have something very unique and unexpected to greet people as they come up to the house.
You know what else I love? That it cost me zero dollars to make. The chandy was free from someone on freeecycle.org. If you go to your local tree lot and ask them, they will give you the clippings. Treat them like roses: make fresh cuts on the ends and put them in water. They’ll last the whole season.
Now I need to find another free chandelier… my mom really, really wants one for her house.