Ta-DA! Here is the newest addition to the laundry room:
a new "chandelier" made from a vintage pot-rack and some old-old silverware...
I am so excited!
After collecting real silver flatware at estate sales and thrift stores for a few months, I finally had enough to finish the vision I had for my vintage pot-rack (purchased years ago). I drilled holes along the outer-edge of the pot-rack, drilled holes in the silver utensils; and got to work with a bit of wire.
Here she is! My new silverware pot-rack in the laundry room
I used mostly forks and spoons and just a couple of regular knives, because the knives were not silver throughout but silver-plated, and the metal underneath was too hard for my poor drill-bits... (I went through quite a few drill-bits making this chandelier.... ). The butter knives were fabulous though, plus I really like having the variety in shapes.
I also have a few sugar spoons hanging around... I love 'em all.......
This is what the flatware pot-rack looked like at Christmas time....
It sounds so pretty too. My son thinks this new "chandelier" makes a beautiful wind-chime.
And he's right! It does! Sounds just like one when you gently "plunk" it, and the silver utensils jingle.... It's like Christmas all over again!
Handy Dandy Battery Powered LED Light
In stead of wiring a light into the pot-rack, I opted for a simpler method of lighting the pot-rack chandelier at night: a magnetized battery-powered light I found at Harbor Freight Tools for just a few dollars. It sticks securely to the top of the metal chandelier, shines nice and bright, and I don't have to worry about hiding the wires and such... :)
It looks enchanting at night....
So mesmerizing..... Lighted Silverware Chandelier....
~So do you think I can refer to it as a chandelier, or is that going too far?~So far the suggestions from you fabulous blog-readers have been:
- "Silver Chandelier"
- "Whimsical Chandelier"
What's your suggestion?