Monday, December 29, 2008

Out of this World Chandelier

I have been a very neglective blogger and now that the holidays are soon behind us, I promise I will try to be better in '09. But considering I held a home tour with about 75 women, a Christmas party with about 25 people, a spagetti dinner for the girls hockey team with about 40 people, and a progressive dinner for my girlfriends, all within the last month, I think I have a fairly good excuse! Can't believe I was able to get it all together. No wonder I'm so tired!

In this post I want to introduce you to the work of a good friend of mine, Sue Wolfe. She is not only a former boss, a current partner at the antique store, and one of my partners in crime at the Junk Bonanza, she is also a mentor and friend. She is an extremely creative person, and I'd love to have just an slight inkling of her talent! If I could bottle it, I would!

This is a vintage 1950's sled/saucer that she transformed into a chandlier. Who would have thunk! In the top of the sled, she drilled several small holes and with wire hung the clear ornaments. She also drilled a large hole in the center where she attached the light fixture.

You can still see the original cloth handles on the underside.

To hold the wire in place, she used a small glass bead and a crimp bead at the top.

Here's wishing you all a new year of creative ideas, wonderful projects and many blessings from above!

Lanette

5 comments:

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great & creative idea! It was so much fun to meet in real life at the Bonanza this year! :) I can't wait to see more of your projects and decorating on your blog! Here's wishing you a Blessed New Year! :)
Stacey

Margo said...

What a wonderful project.
Margo

Karen said...

That is an amazing piece of art! She does have an awesome talent. Karen

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

So clever and beautiful!

restyled home said...

Oh boy....now you have me looking around for a retor sled to do the very same thing!!

You always have the best ideas here...and that photo of your home's exterior made my mouth drop open in envy!!

Hope you're having a great weekend,
Linda

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