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Monday, March 4, 2013

Tea Cup Chandelier






This is a project that I have been looking forward to trying for a very long time.

It took about two years until the perfect chandelier, 
at the perfect price came along.






I went through my china cabinet and chose these five cups. 



This is an old chandelier that I found 
in a thrift store for $10 last Fall.



First I removed the wiring.



And a lot of the foo-foo.



I spray painted it flat white. 



Top and bottom to get good coverage.



I used this 5 minute Epoxy glue 
to do all of the gluing on this project.
I glued the cups to the saucers.



There was not enough surface for gluing the saucers to the base.
So, I added these circles cut from plywood scraps.
Next I covered the edges with wassi tape.
Then glued the saucers to the base.




"Viola  . . . My Finished chandelier".



Don't you think it will be pretty with candles glowing in the cups.
I can't wait to have a small back porch dinner party. 

I love it:) . . . Hope you do too.

Thanks for visiting.
Connie :) 
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78 comments:

  1. Oooh! It looks wonderful! Can I come to your little 'back porch dinner party' pleeeese? xCathy

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  2. Un'idea meravigliosa e un bellissimo risultato!!
    Baci
    Bellalullo

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  3. Yes, I do love it! I can just see the soft glow of candles on a warm summer night...friends gathered 'round the table enjoying good food and conversation. Perfect!!

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    1. Hi Janet, I am happy that you like it . . .
      It will be a pretty addition to the back porch this spring and summer :)

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  4. Looks wonderful! What a great idea! :) x

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    1. Hi Anna, thank you . . . I can not take credit for the idea, because I saw one a couple year ago on the internet . . . and stored the idea away in the back of my mind :)

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  5. Hi Connie - it will look good on a summer night!
    Thought you'd like this chandelier in a stately home in England. It's just your scene - looks like someone just dropped a load of plates and silverware! Scroll through til you reach the smashed crockery
    http://debikirksey.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/waddesdon-manor-at-christmas.html
    lizzie
    Liz

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    1. Hi Liz . . . thanks for thinking of me . . . I'll check it out.

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  6. Very creative, Connie! I think it will look great with some candles in it!

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    1. Me too :) I'm a little bit excited about it :)

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  7. Connie, WOW, this turned out super cute! Will look really nice with the glow of candles. A favorite tea shop that we used to go to had teacup chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and I've loved the look every since.

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    1. That tea shop sounds lovely. Thank you for the compliment . . . I like how it turned out, too. :)

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  8. Connie- I have always wanted to make one of those, too. It turned out so cute- Great idea about the plywood circles, too. I love it- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, thank you . . . Now all I need is some warm warm so we can eat outdoors :)

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  9. Hi Connie,

    VERY Cool! Please take a photo of it all lit up!!!

    Peace,
    Kay

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    1. I'll have to do that when the weather gets warmer and I can actually set the table and eat out there :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  10. Connie,
    This is adorable. Wow what a pretty chandy you have got there. I bet when you have the candles glowing it will be even more stunning. I made one of those years ago that actually had the wiring in it and I could use light bulbs. I left that pretty chandelier when we moved and wished now I had taken it down. Yours is beautiful.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment. I know that it is going to look beautiful when the candles are all lit.
      I think it is hanging a bit to high . . . so I'm going to move it down 6 to 8 inches.
      Thanks so much for stopping in to visit :)

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  11. Well done Connie! it looks fabulous!

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    1. Thanks so much . . . I'm delighted that you like it :)

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  12. How wonderfully creative Connie! I love it! Would dearly love to see it with candles lit!

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    1. I'll post a photo later when the weather is warm enough to eat out there :)

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  13. hey Connie,,, cute cute cute! I have a similar "candle-ier"... since the wireing was removed I insert those lil 'tea lights' in the teacups..... just so sweet.
    Thanx for the tip on using the circles of plywood to glue the tea cup a 'bas' to attach to.
    crafty hugz!

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    1. Hi there . . . thanks for stopping in. I would love to see a photo of yours :)
      How about a post?

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  14. Dear Connie,
    How genious are you! this is a most unique incredible chandelier. Its beautiful.
    Never seen anything like it.
    You can put candles or decorate with flowers.
    Great job.
    You are very modest with your talents Connie.
    happy Tuesday
    val

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    1. Hi Val, I am delighted that you like it :)

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  15. Oh vous avait tres bien fait !! C`est tres jolie!! :0) C`est une bonne idée!!

    Bonne semaine!

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Maria ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Hi Beth . . . I'm happy that you like it. It will be pretty this summer when I can light the candles and set the table. It's just too cold for now :)

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    1. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....thank you :)

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  18. Oh How lovely that is! I'm jealous over here of that and where you put it! So wish I had a room like that!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my journal page!!! xxoo

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    1. I am delighted that you like it. As for the screened in porch, many years ago we borrowed money to build a work shop for Steve, that's when I suggested building me a screen porch, too. One wall of the porch is connect to the side of his workshop and one wall to the house, so construction was quite easy and we have only two walls screened. This is one of our favorite rooms in the house. It can only be used in warm weather but we love it, especially sitting out there when there is a huge rain storm going on. We put a metal roof on it, so it sounds wonderful when the rain comes down :) Thanks for stopping it . . . I love company.

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  19. You did a great job! I have seen a project like that but I NEVER seem to find a chandy anywhere.

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      It took me along time to find the perfect chandelier for this project, so don't give up your search . . . there is one out there that is perfect for you :)

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  20. Love it? You bet Connie, it just fabulous and if only I could join you on your back porch under the teacup candle light. How lovely that would be! Bye for now Jane:)

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    1. Jane I would love to have you here for dinner on the porch . . . yes, it would be lovely :)

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  21. Your chandelier came out just great, I love the tea cups!! I will be perfect when you have your dinner party on the back porch, enjoy. Have a great week, Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, and thank you so much :)

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  22. Hi Connie, I think you have created a real winner here! It will be quite pretty with candles glowing for an intimate evening party of a few friends on your back porch.

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    1. Hi Sara , thank you . . . I like it, too :)

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  23. Hi, Connie - thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. I just found your blog and love what you are doing here. Aren't you so clever how you figured out how to make that adorable teacup chandelier! I see you like to paint and journal too. Great! I am about to become a follower of your blog too. Nice to meet you!!

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    1. Hi Arlene, I am delighted to have you join my creative group of followers. Blogging has become a wonderful place for meeting other women with common interests. I am looking forward to getting to know you better and watching you as you make your amazing art. Thanks again for following and I am so happy that you like my tea cup chandelier :)

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  24. Connie, I have wanted to do one of these forever!!! Yours looks great and how clever to trouble shoot all of the problems, yes, this will be adorable with candles!!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I couldn't remember where I had seen one of these and thought that it might have been on your blog . . . guess not :) I can not wait to see yours, when you find the right chandelier and decide to make one. I thought about adding some of your lovely ribbon flowers to it, but because it was going outside, I wanted to keep it simple. The porch gets dustier than the house, being easy to clean is essential. Well, it is always fun to see your pretty face on my list of comments, thanks for another lovely visit, Connie :)

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  25. Oh I love it too.
    What a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing
    Woolie Hugs
    Trace

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    1. Hi Tracy . . .thank you . . . what a sweet comment to read at the start of my busy day . . .you're a sweetie.

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  26. Connie, you are so creative. This is such a lovely idea. I love that you covered the edges with Washi tape- so clever.

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    1. Hi Brandi, it is great to see you :)
      Thank you for the sweet comment. It was a fun project.

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  27. Oh how charming Connie ! it's a great idea ! Gail x

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  28. Lovely and very resourceful. I wouldn't mind having it in my home. :-)

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    1. Thank you . . . and thank you again you becoming a follower . . . I appreciate the encouragement :)

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  29. Love your tea cup chandelier! It would look nice hanging in my pergola!!! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Nancy, I love meeting new friends through blogging and will be right over to check out your blog.
      I am delighted that you like my chandelier.

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  30. OMG, Connie, you are a genius. This chandelier is gorgeous and very stylish :). I LOVE the china, so pretty and perfect for this project. Are you going to host a little Wonderland Tea party anytime soon??. Cause I'm going to need some fairy dust to fly out there :). I'm in awe with the great job you did upcycling the chandelier :). HUGS.

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    1. My, my, my what a lovely compliment . . .thank you :)

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  31. You are one handy lady Connie! Great idea. You really should consider a booth I believe it would be worth you while.
    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Rosemary...

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    1. Thank you. I tried a booth at Christmas, but the lady who owned the store did not advertise the gift holiday section she had going on. So, to everyone that knew the shop, it was just a furniture consignment shop. In a month's time I sold 3 or 4 aprons. If anyone opens a shop that is especially for booths . . . I will try again. Thank you for the encouragement, I truly appreciate it :)

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  32. Very charming. I like the candle idea. I was wondering how you were going to drill all the holes through the china. I know people do that, but I would be sure to break it.

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    1. Hi, no holes....glue and candles :)
      Thanks for stopping by...I love company.

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  33. See! Told you it would turn out great, and it did :). You are amazing, and your projects are amazing as well. Have a nice weekend!

    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, you did say that it would turn out great, thanks for having so much confidence in me.
      You're a sweetie :)

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  34. ı definitely try this! great work, I love teacup projects.

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    1. Hi, thank you for the lovely comment and thank you, even more for becoming a follower. Welcome.

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  35. It's turned out really great!

    I'd love to see more of the clock table.

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    1. Hi Little Blue Mouse, I will have to take some better photos of this table, because I have had others ask about it, too. it is a project that my husband and I did together, long before I became a blogger :) Thanks so much for stopping in to visit and for your lovely comment.

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