I mentioned that I bought a chandelier at Jake’s yard sale over the weekend, and now I’ve hung it.I bought some sisal rope and used one of my sailor’s knots (if you can’t tie good knots, tie lots of them!) to hitch the rope around the ring on the top of the chandelier. Then I rigged up a cleat with some big screws, so that I could tie off the other end of the rope and raise and lower the chandelier on a big branch of one of my trees. I really need an actual cleat, but until I make it to the yacht supply store, the screws will have to do.I need to add about a dozen or so crystals to the chandelier and David said I could plunder his stash of them.
The other thing the chandelier needs is candle cups. I’ve seen these things in thrift shops for years, and never really understood what they were for. Now I know. The bottom stem fits into the candleholder and the white thing is a little rubber piece that secures the glass in place. You can add small votive candles to the glass cups, so the wind won’t blow the flames out. But I was really envisioning this chandelier with tall white tapers with wax dramatically dripping down their side.The chandelier is a dirty white/beige, and I am trying to decide whether to paint it or not.