Repurposed Rooster Chandelier

My thrift store find of the day was this great rooster chandelier.

upcycled rooster chandelier
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This is a picture of the one on line that is still for sale for $739.00

The one I found was not in great shape, and no where
near that kind of money!

I love roosters but a face lift was certainly in store for this chick.

I brought it home and cleaned it up immediately.

I began with a coat of textured white spray paint.

upcycled rooster chandelier

upcycled rooster chandelier

Next, the electricity and the candles needed to go.

The electric wires were cut when I bought it, there was
a broken bulb stuck in the socket, and the shades were
crispy so like everything else, I pulled it apart.

I needed something to create a cup to hold tea light candles
in each arm of the chandelier. 

Rummaging through my pile of junk I found this...

upcycled rooster chandelier

A few parts from this Ikea clothesline will work perfectly.

I needed to even out the surface and create a cup for the candle...

upcycled rooster chandelier

After gluing these pieces together then painting it white, the chandelier looks like it was made to hold tea lights or votive candles.

upcycled rooster chandelier

Here it is... no electricity needed. 

It can be hung anywhere and looks beautiful.

upcycled rooster chandelier

Great for some romantic candle lighting.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I love how you repurposed your chandelier. Lovely!

    Have a blessed Wednesday...

  2. That is a lovely lamp! I would love to have something "old-style" like that in my dining room!
    And how clever to make it a lamp for candles!

  3. It turned out really nice! I like how you saved a non-working light and made it functional again. The tea light idea is perfect!

  4. Super adorable chandelier!! Love it!

  5. Now that's what I call a makeover!



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