Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teacup Chandelier

I have been wanting to make this teacup chandelier for quite some time and I finally did it.


It started out as this shiny brass retro (not in a good way) light fixture.  This is the type of light fixture that had some glass panels that hung from the spokes (you know the kind). I happily paid the thrift store price of $2.49 because I knew it had "good bones".


It had the perfect form for me to hang my spoons and teacups on.


I spray painted my new chandelier white and I added the little wooden knobs on the ends of the spokes because we don't want to lose any of those pretty teacups.


I added mismatched vintage spoons, my favorite teacups, and lots of crystals.





It's the perfect addition to my kitchen.
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xo,
Danielle

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76 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Well, my friend, you have inspired all of us today:) Your chandelier is beautiful. So unique and full of charm! I'll bet lots of ladies will be making their own:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Julie Marie said...

That is sooo beautiful Danielle!... I just love it, and I especially love that black teacup with the rose!... xoxo Julie Marie

Denise said...

Oh Danielle! Oh My Goodness! That is the best do it yourself anything I think I've ever seen.I've always wanted something like that.It was all electrically working too?How are the spoons attached?Now I will be looking for that type of fixture.In fact,I'm showing this to My husband.Maybe He will do it for Me :)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very COOL and AWESOME! I'm so impressed. Would love to see a wide/full photo of it in your kitchen!
Warmly,
deb

Terra said...

Danielle, this is over the top pretty and cute. I adore this tea cup chandelier, and to think you created it yourself. Take a bow, dear.

Ana said...

Oh Danielle,
The chandy is supper cute...I love it! What a wonderful idea...And it was only $2.49! Awesome find and even more awesomer transformation.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Jill said...

Danielle! That is just beautiful. You are so talented! Fantastic job and such creativity!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

How cute is that! Very clever and very pretty, indeed!

Special 'K' said...

What a wonderful idea and it looks exquisite. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

red.neck chic said...

Danielle! (I just yelled your name...)

THAT is GORGEOUS cute!!! Love it!!!

;-D robelyn

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! I love it when someone sees those "bones" and knows an item still has some life left in it. Great results!

Paulette said...

Your chandelier is charming.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a beautiful way to light up your kitchen and display your favorite teacups at the same time! I can't believe you made it from that old brass fixture! Great transformation!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Danielle, your chandelier is so pretty, What a great way to display your beautiful tea cups.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Danielle,
I am so going to have to copy cat you on this one, it is just gorgeous! I love the way you used a variety of patterns and the addition of the crystals and silver really make it special. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
Hugs,
Patti

NanaDiana said...

Danielle- I think that is one of the sweetest light fixture makeovers I have ever seen! I absolutely LOVE it...even though you did paint over that ugly...er..I mean beautiful BRASS! xo Diana

Esther said...

Such a pretty chandelier! What a cute idea!!!!!
It's simply amazing :):)

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful project! I love it! Thanks so much for showing what you did...absolutely fabulous!
Ruth

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a wonderfully unique idea!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you finally found a light "structure" that would accommodate your beautiful teacup chandelier. Can't wait to see it in person, all lit up! XO, Cathy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is darling! Great job on creating this one of a kind chandelier:)

Mandy said...

I love your chandelier! Very, very, clever of you.

I'm your newest follower!

vintage grey said...

Oh my Danielle, this is absolutely beautiful! I love it! It is so creative and I can imagine how wonderful it looks in your kitchen! Great job! :) xo Heather

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Goodness!
Now this is a true Inspiration in itself!!
I absolutely love this idea!!
Thanks so much for sharing !!

Hugs,
Deb

outjunking said...

That is gorgeous. You are so right about all the great inspiration in blogland.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

What a great idea. I probably would have been the one that donated the chandelier. I would have never ever thought of this idea. Clever.
TFS> ANA

Our Country Bungalow said...

What an awesome idea! Very clever!
~cathy

vikki said...

What an absolute cute idea. I am so impressed at how everyone seems to come up with the cutest ideas. I am just left to copy. Oh well at least I can follow directions.

Sandi said...

You have really transformed this chandelier into a beauty Danielle!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
Blessings~

Cristina Garay said...

What a charming idea! Love the way the beautiful tea cups give it a pop of color!

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Elizabeth said...

I love visiting your site! Pssst! I know you left out the "T" in your header on purpose, but it continues to drive me crazy. LOL

polkadotpeticoat said...

This is fabulous, one of a kind perfect!

Janet said...

What an amazing transformation! It's absolutely stunning! I just love the teacups! I've been looking for a brass hanging lamp to makeover for my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings,
Janet

Becky said...

Oh Danielle thats soooo adorable.I too love the black teacup with the rose.Gorgeous!

Thanks so much for your visit today.Nice to see you.

Blessings!

Denise said...

Thank you Danielle.Glad you visited.I could revisit this post everyday :)

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh, I gasped with glee when I saw this! What a fabulous idea. I love every single bit of it. What a perfect way to display your beautiful tea cups. I'm in awe!

Julie said...

How cute!!!! I absolutely love it! I'm on the lookout now for a cheap chandelier to pretty up with some of my orphan teacups.

I am always inspired when I visit your blog.

Have a great day, Danielle.

Kimibee said...

Oh my that is soooo cooool....what a fantastic idea!!...You are just sooo creative!!

luci wallis said...

That is awesome!! So glad I found your blog~
Bristol

Donna said...

Hi Danielle!

This is beautiful!!! I just love it! OK girl, we need to get together on these tea cups - I've got tons of cups and saucers that are mismatched, too, bet we could put a few sets together!

Looks fabulous!

Blessings,
Donna

Jane said...

Hi Danielle,
I LOVE your chandelier!! Such a beautiful repurpose! I bet it makes you smile every time you look up at it!!
Jane

Tammi said...

Danielle this is just beautiful! I am sure you must be so proud of it!

Debbie said...

oh it's just too cute for words. i am so glad i don't have to dust it!!

i have to come back when i have more time and visit some of these sites. i also need to get my craft on!!

Trisha said...

It turned out amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

~Trisha

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh how LOVELY!!

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow, your tea cup chandelier came out great, a wonderful piece! And a great use way to up cycle an old light fixture. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Danielle, this is just lovely...it must make you happy every time you see it! Beautiful job!

Samantha said...

I love this!!! What a beautiful way to bring together two of the best things in life- tea cups and chandeliers. Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!".
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Elisa said...

Love love love! What a great job! This is so inpiring and makes a real statement...an absolute showpiece! Thanks for sharing.
Elisa
home sweet nest

Doni said...

Absolutley stunning job!! Oh how cute! I know you are proud of that and you deserve to be! Isn't it amazing when you can find something and make it look so beautiful with dishes?? LOVE those teacups!!
Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday this week!
I'm so excited that you did!
Blessings, Doni

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so charming! what a sweet idea!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Thee cutest thing I've seen all day. You did an amaizing job...hummm, I'm looking at my chandy right now to see if I can incorporate my tea cups.......!!

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

You sure have a good eye! I never would have thought that fixture could be transformed into such a gorgeous chandelier. I hope you post a photo of it hanging in your kitchen. It's fabulous!
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

This is the cutest chandelier I've ever seen.

Dee

A Few Pennies said...

That is so creative; beautiful chandelier!

concretenprimroses said...

I don't often post when there are already so many comments but I just want to say that this is brilliant!
Kathy

momto8 said...

oh my goodness! what an idea!! really wow..how perfect!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Wow, what a piece of art.

chateau chic said...

How cute and fun is your chandelier! A new way to use those pretty china teacups.
Mary Alice

Terry said...

Talk about ugly duckling turning into a beautiful swan. This is where such creativity becomes nothing short of genius! Stunning!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

You created a beauty, Danielle! Love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my this is lovely!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Danielle.....you are blowing me away with this gorgeous creation.......It is simply so beautiful...oh my...oh my.

hugs,

Jo.

LizlovesVintage said...

WOW!!!! I love this project that you mastered! Perfect! You can change those cups out so easy... great idea!
Have a great weekend,
xxx Liz

janzi said...

wowee... have just come across your blog and what talent you show me./that chandalier is magical, and so easy to achieve, its just a case of looking outside the box.... marvellous, now I am going to settle down and read all the rest of your blogs whilst my husband is out on his morning jog!!

luverlie said...

Gorgeous! 'nuf said!
tfs.

Lynn Stevens said...

FABULOUS Danielle. What a transformation! The best part is you can still use the cups if you need to.
Bet it looks awesome in your kitchen!
hugs Lynn

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh wow! I am so impressed with your creativity and cleverness! Brilliant my dear!!! Just stunning and such a show stopper. You will have years of enjoyment from this beauty.

Now I'm off to visit all the blogs you mentioned.

Kiss to your cute fur children.
xo
Holly

Bohemian said...

A Lovely Creation Danielle... it will make folks look up when they enter the room!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Well, Danielle, you can add me to the list of those who love your teacup chandelier! Love, love, love it!! What a creative, beautiful idea!
Hugs, Cindy

Tamika Rybinski said...

so adorable! I love this!!!
Tamika @ www.notimefortea.com

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea. Great results!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Truly a stunning piece of art! I collect vintage cups and saucers and tea 'stuff' -- so this caught my eye right away!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Danielle,
Just popped in to let you know that we are featuring your lovely teacup chandelier this week at WIW!
Please stop by and grab a featured button.
Hugs,
Patti

sweet european dreams said...

okay, this is CRAZY cute. I have refinished several chandys, but I never (in a million years) thought to do this! I'm "pinning" it now! -diane

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Awesome makeover! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!