Solar Chandelier

So I have been looking for that very special 'just right' chandelier since last fall. A friend and I went to a barn sale/flea market and I found this:

                                  The light fixture is actually crammed into a bird cage stand.
                                 And they are both WHITE!  You now I just have to have COLOR.

                                   So I started with the stand and went through my stash of spray paint.  Remember the church rummage sale and $5/grocery bag?  Well this beautiful.... but inside rusted ...teapot was stuffed into that bag with all the other silver.  I found the bells at a separate garage sale for a quarter. I saw this on pinterest last year.

I used waterproof silicone from Lowe's and glued the cup to the saucer then the whole thing to the bar.  It has been up a month and has not fallen off and it gets hit by the sprinkler every day.

I love this color and happened to have one can of spray paint left....love it. I took the pvc pipes off then cut the wire off and replaced the holders.

I went through my stash of beads and jewels and beaded ropes of beads while watching my favorite shows on TV.

I wanted this to be solar since it is going in the garden.  I found these perfect globes  removed the lower stake taped them off and spray painted over  the black.

They sit very nicely in the holders.  I pulled the tabs out before inserting them so the solar light would work.

Then John helped me hang it in the center of the gazebo. We bought that from a cousin without the canopy and I envisioned just this chandelier of sorts. It sparkles in the sun.

This is just getting dark and you can see how the lights are already turning on.  John called me to the back yard the first night and said  'Honey, you left the lights on.'

I am working on this little seating area....need to add another chair or two some cushions to the bench and I want to mosaic the bird bath.

If you look closely you can see branches stuck in the ground all around.  Our kids were here a few months ago and we had them trim the huge french pussy willow tree and our daughter found online that you could just stick them in the ground to root and keep them well watered.  We have a thriving
'tree' on three sides sprouting new foliage so far......just need one on the fourth side.

Hope you are enjoying a garden wherever you are.


Sylvia said...

You have great ideas, this looks great and you should enjoy it this summer!

liniecat said...

Inspired use of the solar globes!! I have those in my garden too but adapted like this they look so much nicer : )

Mary ann Potter said...

Oh, this is so FABULOUS! You are so creative and imaginative!

kath001 said...

You, my girl, are a genius. A GENIUS I say! Both projects are so cute. Those solar lights...brilliant.

Jeanie said...

This is utterly and totally fantastic! I love the color you chose, the beads, the globes, the way it looks in the gazebo -- I love it all! What a wonderful way to spend your summer night, under a beaded chandelier!

Laurie said...

Love the chandelier, CatieAn! The color is perfect, too!

sandy said...

Great creative ideas! I love the silver pot with the bells the best! Enjoy your summer in your inspiring backyard!

Art and Sand said...

How fun to have a chandelier in your gazebo.

I wonder where I could find some pussy willows to just stick in the ground?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You did a fantastic job with that chandelier. It looks fantastic. So bright and beautiful. And so great that it is solar powered. Love your little seating area. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Teresa Kline said...

amazing, I am can so relate to "the just right" I do this all the time, I do not like settling, that perfect find is out there!

sparkle & shine *~*

kath001 said...

Hey there, just checking in to see how things are in your part of the world. Hope you and yours are all doing well.

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Brilliant idea! I love it green. You are very creative. I love the idea!