Before. After.


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Ages ago, I purchased a chandelier. It needed SO much work that I put it in storage.

And there it sat. Year after year after year.

Today, I managed to get it all pretty again.

Here is the Before:




Wanna see the After?

Scroll way down.

NOTE: Prepare to gasp.

























I love the black-painted stem. It adds some zest!


Above the arms is a remarkable feature I have never seen previously: a sweet silver button which nestles inside the cloth-covered wire! That this managed to remain in situ all these decades is extraordinary.





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  1. Leigh on December 3, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Miracle worker! Another superb restoration, Ross.

  2. Mary Garner-Mitchell on December 4, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Hi, Ross. While I rarely respond to your lighting posts, I relish each one and marvel at your skilling their restorations. But this one … WOW! What a gem! And that little button! My eye went to it immediately.

  3. Christine on December 4, 2018 at 5:43 am

    That did make me gasp. It has such a graceful design, so elegant and classic. Holding onto these relics until others recognize their beauty is a good strategy, Ross. Impressively well done.

  4. Seth Hoffman on December 4, 2018 at 8:44 am

    The little charm in the wire is very cool! I have never seen it before!

  5. Barb Sanford on December 4, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Ross, you know I love you for many reasons. And now I’m adding another to the list: You actually used “in situ” in a sentence. You are an English Major’s dream.

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