Vintage Chandelier + Bird Cage Stand = DIY Repurposing Project

Sep 4, 2008 by

Once upon a time, a nomadic renter named Grace had a deep obsession with chandeliers.  Without a ceiling to call her own, she thought of other ways she could gloriously live by the light of vintage chandeliers.  One day, she came upon a vintage chandelier that needed some TLC…with handfuls of Swarovski crystals (alas, sets of vintage ones are hard to find), re-wiring efforts, and hours of patient love later…voila!  Grace had a chandelier perfect for hanging on a repurposed vintage bird cage stand.

The moral of the story?  Even without a ceiling, you too can enjoy living by the light of a chandelier creatively hung on any re-purposed stand!

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22 Comments

  1. Lari

    OMG Grace…I LOVE the lamp you made and the entire room!!

  2. Sally

    Too pretty! Can you share how you attached the fixture to the top of the irdcage stand?

  3. So clever! And it turned out so well.

  4. Grace

    Thank you so much!

    Sally — The bird cage stand conveniently had a small “j” hook already attached to the top (to hold the original bird cage). But if the stand does not come with one (or you choose to use a stand other than one for a bird cage), I would recommend using a no-installation “s” hook, as long as there is somewhat of a flat part on the top of the cage.

  5. Very nice Grace. Love how bright it is in this room during day time. Then, at night the glowing crystal rain drops must be mystical.

  6. Good work Grace! is that a real bird cage??? It’s beautiful ^_^

  7. Grace

    Thank you Sheau and Ayang! I do really enjoy sitting by the light at night…you are right Sheau, it does have a magical quality ;)

    The bird cage on the side table is real, and the stand was used to hold a bird cage in the past. Now, thankfully no more birds have to live in these cages!

  8. Amy

    So very clever and beautiful, Grace! This really adds so much dimension to a room… a wonderful combo of texture and light!! *ooh la la*

  9. Simply ~ gorgeously beautiful, Grace! What a beautiful corner.

  10. Grace

    Thank you so much Amy and Suzanne! :) It is so fun to share with such equally inspirational, creative, and kind people!

  11. Love it! Great idea, and perfectly done!!

  12. Pat Jones

    I love this light. Incredible. I want one. Will watch and find one and create. Lovely!!!Pat

  13. I like your site theme. What template did you use ?

  14. @Markus I get your drift on where you were going there. I often think of my past and use it as a means to analyze where I am and where I want to get to. Where I struggel is balancing it all out. How do you guys balance things out?

  15. I had issues with your website on my browser and had to refresh the page a couple of times…

  16. Useful site. Thanks, keep up all the work.

  17. These are wonderful works of art – thanks for sharing.

  18. This is a great article. Thanks for sharing. I am fascinated by Jennifer’s collection, talent and aesthetic!

  19. Then, at night the glowing crystal rain drops must be mystical.

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  22. The bird cage stand conveniently had a small “j” hook already attached to the top (to hold the original bird cage). But if the stand does not come with one (or you choose to use a stand other than one for a bird cage),

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