Knock off Birdcage Chandelier

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I received my Restoration Hardware catalog and opened it to their birdcage chandeliers.

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Hey wait a minute, I have a birdcage and I have a candle chandelier.

elk and birdcage

{Never had a bird..but I think the elk are trying to get in}

I bought the birdcage at a yard sale for $20 about 10 years ago.

It has been inside and outside, contained plants, candles, dried hydrangeas and even used it to hold dishes for a buffet lunch. Mine sits instead of hangs.

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The candle chandelier was found at a gift shop for $15 back when all gift shops were shabby chic.

At one time it was white.

I painted it black and hung it in a tree sometime ago, until now:)

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Here’s some crystals I collected from various thrift stores and antique shops.  There’s about $15 worth of crystals. Note the glass rod…it will be used later.

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The candles and holders I plan to use. {bought a couple years ago for $6}

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The birdcage needed loose paint scraped and a light sanding.

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This is the bottom that slides out for easy cleaning, or in my case, easy painting:-D

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I primed the bottom and legs…too many thisplantneedsmorewater.

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Then spray painted the birdcage with Rust-oleam Satin Espresso.

I chose to paint the candle chandelier darker using Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze.

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Here’s a close up with the crystals on and candles lit.


Notice my buddy in the back ground, she’s a new mama.

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That glass rod is what I used to cover the wire to hang my “candlelier.”

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The knock off Birdcage Chandelier as the evening starts.

The Restoration Hardware Small Birdcage Chandelier is on sale for $1975.00. I spent $56, plus a couple cans of spray paint. Of course mine is not electric, but I like the candle light.

And if I change my mind in the future I can move the birdcage inside and hang a small electrified chandelier.

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  1. Jeanette, it is just perfect!! Yours is so much better since it sits instead of hangs and it creates a much cozier atmosphere with the candle light. Beautiful!

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