How We Repurposed An Unknown Object Into Our New Kitchen Chandelier

Switching gears mid-makeover-stream is a must.  I mean, sticking with an original plan is way too easy.

Chaos breeds creativity.

Or is it the other way around?

A few weeks ago, I showed you the finalists in my hunt for a new chandelierover my breakfast nook table.  I had narrowed it down to the first option, and was just about to place my order when I came across this thing.

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Any idea what it is? 

Maybe a hanging planter?

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John and I were walking around Indulge and spotted this high up on a shelf. It was interesting and we both knew we could do something with it.

And then it hit us – why not make it our new chandelier? 

Yes – why not?

Repurposing An Unknown Object Into A Kitchen Chandelier - www.turnstylevogue

We started off by drilling a hole in the top to feed the wire through…

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The first section of chain linked to the frame…

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We continued the chain by linking the second section to the ring…

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After John wired it up, we had a new light!

How cool is this?  I am in love with it.

I also love the idea that it is one-of-a-kind.

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Now, looking at the light inside, you may wonder how we got that large globe inside the metal frame.

Well, picture something like this:


As you all know how the Hulk operates, the key was to say something to Mr. Honey-Do to get him “uptight.”

That was easy.

I just told him that as soon as the breakfast nook is done, we are moving on to the mudroom.

Piece of cake.

Be inspired,


Linking to:

Sand & Sisal

Tip Junkie



Thrifty Decor Chick

 Metamorphosis Monday

 Savvy Southern Style

Miss Mustard Seed

 Funky Junk Interiors

 Under The Table And Dreaming

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  1. Love your chandelier and the look, very pretty. It looks like a topiary form for Ivy or some kind of vine plant, it would be placed in a planter. Or could be used without a plant growing on it and just a form used in a planter of flowers.

  2. OK, I give up. How did you get that clear globe inside?

  3. I’m in awe this is great Shari! The only way I can see to get the globe through is if you stretch the wire wider. Hope that makes sense, but you have to tell us it will bug me till I know.

  4. LOVE IT!!!

  5. Love the new light fixture and how you repurposed you unknown objet. Very cool!

  6. Luv it Shari. I am all about 1 of a kind things and this fits the bill rather nicely!

  7. I was wondering how you’d done that! Oh, how I long for the day when we actually finish a room before getting distracted by something not even in the house! Beautiful light, and I love that piece, though I have no idea what it was originally.

  8. chris aka monkey says:

    shari this looks better than opt. 1 and i am sure was way cheaper too xx

  9. JaneEllen says:

    I absolutely love something that is different and can be made into something so beautiful and useful. Bravo to you both. Your new light is excellent, looks great hanging over breakfast nook I’ll bet. Glad you found something so right to use it for, who cares what it was before. Happy week

  10. It’s lovely! I believe it is an industrial egg white beater blade or some other commercial mixed blade- the Junk Gypsies put a couple over a table in one of their episodes- love it!

  11. That is wonderful…I love your new light fixture. You found such a great treasure and used it wisely…..very creative!

  12. Awesome find and it makes an amazing light! Beautifully done!