Friday, February 10, 2012

Chandelier Project Updates

As you may recall we picked up a really nice 5 light gasolier style chandelier which unfortunately had been modified with a chain hanger instead of the more proper traditional rod.. Well, working a little bit here and there and finally locating the proper parts we now have proper Chandelier for our dining room.

The hardest thing to find was the roped rod material. At the same time I had a long threaded rod so the wiring would be inside of it.  The tod was a great price but needed some work with polihing and cleaning. It had been a while since I had bought any brass polish and was surprised to NOT find it at the home improvement stores but actually found it at my local Grocery store. In case you have a similar project its called Wrights Brass Polish and it really works great. Of course there was a lot of buffing with a buffer/cleaner attached to a dremel tool which allows you to get in the nooks and crannies that woudl be hard to do by hand.

The canopy at the top I already had  (in my box of spare parts). It also need to be buffed and polished . The threaded rod will be cut on site when its installed to the proper length. The bullbs will be replaced with a more appropriate frosted candle bulb which will give out better lights than the clear bulbs. Overall, this chandelier project cost us a lot less than 100 bucks and I think it will look great in the dining room.

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