I am all about bringing the outdoors in. I love using sticks, flowers, moss, stones, etc. in my decor, but I also love bringing the indoors out. We've been working on our patio makeover over the past few months, getting there slowly but surely. I wanted some sort of lighting element out there other than our porch light. I wanted to wire a chandelier out there but couldn't figure that out so I decided to use the next best thing, candles! Chandeliers are great indoors but they also add a little glam outdoors.
I started with this lovely brass chandelier ($3 at a local thrift store)
and I bought these would disks at A.C. Moore for about $0.69 each.
Then, I took the whole chandelier apart to remove all the wiring and tighten a few loose bolts.
Next, I nailed a nail in the center of each disk and used some epoxy to attach them to the chandelier. The nails are there to help hold the pillar candles in place.
Now it's time to spraypaint. I just primed it and then used some Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spraypaint to match my patio set. I thought about doing it a fun bright color, but then decided against it. Maybe when it's time to repaint it I will go for a bolder look. Then I sealed it with some poly. Now, all that's left to do is have a garden party and enjoy it! So fun and easy!