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7/03/2011

My Teacup Chandy!!

Warning...



This could get long,




but stick with me to see

 

the most beautiful chandelier ever!


So, lets start from the beginning.  On one of my Diamonds In The Rough! garage sale finds, I purchased an old brass chandelier.

It was dirty, but each arm had two lights and it had all the crystals that came with it.  I was concerned that the wiring was old and possibly dangerous.

 So I took it to a local lighting store and met a wonderful guy named Jack that rewired it in a special way... explained later in this post.


First, I took a teapot that my sister bought me in London, England (but I accidentally broke the spout and re-glued it, sorry sis) and drilled a hole in the bottom and in the lid.

I also took these free cappuccino cups and saucers and drilled holes in them as well. I also painted the chandelier white.

I then took all this to Jack and told him about my vision. He rewired my chandy and even came up with a great idea. He wired the chandelier so that one wall switch would turn on the outside (teacup) lights that are flicker bulbs and the other switch would turn on the inside lights that have regular bulbs. Thanks Jack for mentioning this idea. (I had two wall switches since originally the builder had a ceiling fan in place.)

Okay, Now the switch-a-roo had to happen. I had made a temporary chandelier/lampshade. This had to come down first.
I took it apart and switched the lamp shade on an antique floor lamp with this shade...



Before
Are you thinking that I really don't have a beautiful teacup/teapot chandelier? I really do and now you can see how wonderful my dream came to life. It is hanging in my Green Toile Guest Bedroom and I can't quit looking at it.

I also purchased a plastic medallion and painted it marble-like.

Here the teacup lights have flicker bulbs. (I only have one, the rest are on order)
I added crystal chain robbed from a different chandelier that I just purchased at another garage sale just for it's crystals.

Regular bulbs are turned on only.
 I love it when a dream comes to reality!
NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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49 comments:

  1. So cute! You are amazingly creative!

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  2. That. is. incredible! What a fabulous idea. It's simply beautiful!

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  3. Terry you are soooooo creative!! Love it! Martina

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  4. That is fabulous! The teapot in the middle is so unique! I have always wanted to try this,,,,I need Jack!

    Carol

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  5. It's beautiful! You did an excellent job putting it all together! You have such a creative imagination!!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful!! And I hope you realize what a find those crystals were!! They are impossible to find at a reasonable price! Love this whole project!!

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  7. What an incredible transformation! And what a visionary you are! Loved it!!!

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  8. oooohh that is the most beautiful chandelier ever! i too have a dream of having a teapot/teacup chandelier!! stunning! i love it!

    Susan

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  9. It's very pretty, Terry! I love it in your guest room. I like how you did the teacups and saucers on the outside lights, yet kept the inside lights open. Great secretary, too!

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  10. That is just the most adorable thing I have ever seen. What a great job you did on it. I would be looking at it all the time too.
    So clever! Enjoy!!

    Blessings Abundant
    and Happy Independence day,
    Nellie

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  11. It is incredible! I have never seen such awesome transformation! What a great job! Thanks a bunch for sharing:)
    Happy 4th of July!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  12. This is so cool!! I feel like the teapot really makes the whole thing, since it's where your pattern is. I came over from Homemaker on a Dime, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Terry, this is freakin' *awesome* I love it!!! Did you ever see the MacKenzie-Childs chandelier that had random cups on it and the arms were covered in telephone wire? I want to make that one when I have enough "damaged" cups.

    By the way, the green toile guest bedroom is so pretty, and the chandy just makes it that much more special. Your guests must feel so special!!!

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  14. This is jaw dropping incredible. Love it. So unique and whimsical. You should market these.
    Pam

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  15. This exceeds any chandelier makeover I have ever seen. Awesome!

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  16. Creative, cute, and completely awesome! Hope to have one of these in my home one day!!!

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  17. I love your teacup chandy! Perfect in that guest room, no wonder you can't stop looking at it!

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  18. wow! my mouth is on the ground. That is simply beautiful!

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  19. Your work is amazing (and you remembered to take pictures along the way). This is great. Thanks for sharing. What does your sister think of her teapot now? C. Joy

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  20. OMG! This is FABULOUS!!! Happy White Wednesday. Drop by for a visit!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,
    Rebecca

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  21. Terri,
    Really beautiful! I love it!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  22. Saw this on A Diamond in the Stuff and fell in LOVE! I'm your newest follower and #62 on the linky party there!!

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  23. Turned out great! Another fabulous project. BTW I looooove your window treatment. That is absolutely goreous.

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  24. SOOOOOO cute and creative!

    Debra
    http://homedefined.com

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  25. Your chandies, lamps and blog look delightful!
    I host a Pinkalicious Thursday Blog Party every week and would love for you to join the fun!

    http://www.frugaliciousme.com/2011/07/pinkalicious-thursday-blog-party-9.html

    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  26. Such a lovely chandelier. Love how you put it all together. Thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

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  27. This is one of the prettiest teacup chandys I've ever seen! I love it!!

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  28. Hi, there! I've pinned this in Pinterest and featured it today here. Please feel free to grab the feature button on my sidebar and thank you so much for linking up in my blog party :)

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  29. Wow, that is amazing! I never would have thought of making anything like that, and even if I did I would have been sure that I would have shattered all the teacups. Great job!

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  30. Gorgeous....that room looks like something in a B&B.

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  31. everyone has said it....but this is STUNNING...AMAZING.....INCREDIBLE. I love it!

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  32. Wow, that's pretty amazing! Love how you married the tea pot AND cups together. Nicely done!

    Donna

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  33. Terri, I love the Chandy! Also I love all the taupe, creamy, tan colors you use in your decorating.Very pretty!

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  34. This is so doggone cute, I can't even believe it. Here's hoping you always go with your visions & find someone who can help move it forward.

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  35. Super cute- I love how this came out!! Featuring it at tonights party! Thanks for linking up to Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  36. This is sooo pretty and when it lights up, it's amazing!!!

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  37. Love this! Too cute. I've been wanting to drill into some cups to make tie back curtains for my grandmothers kitchen. How did you drill into it without having it shatter?? Thanks!

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  38. I absolutely love this! I've never seen anything like it! I seriously want one!

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