:::: Indigo Chandelier :: Thrift Store Remix :: by Derrick Douglass


Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass

Indigo Chandelier

July 25.2010

by Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist


:::::::::::: The ReMix

My bride and I are slowly designing our home.  I am proud of her, because her interior designing sensibilities have grown and stretched.

My bride is cool because agrees with my design idefas.  As we searched for a new chandelier, she took the design reigns.  Interestingly, she found this Chandelier at Home Depot.  We searched for about six months before she found this little gem.  We had two choices.  One style was circular and the other was an oval.  I thought the oval chandelier made a unique statement.  We made a great choice.

I love to customize the pieces I purchase from the store.  I hope to give them a unique look beyond what the manufactures envisioned.

I love furniture and art that has color, texture and multi-dimensions.  It is this that excites my senses.  It is this that drove me to remix the chandelier.

I spray painted the chandelier medallion black to match the chandelier and decor.  Next, here is the tough part; I found a beautiful blouse and a wooden plate at a local thrift store.   I cut up the blouse and glued it to the wooden plate.  This feature would add color, texture and dimension to the project.  It also made it look KEWL.  Next, I remixed a lamp fixture to affix the plate to the chandelier and medallion.  It took effort and patience to make it happen. Getting it all to work was soooo Hard to do but I put it altogether.

Finally, I created another piece allows the eye to connect my table to the chandelier.  I cut a square out of the blouse and a square piece of cardboard.  Using my handy dandy sewing machine I created a doily.  It brings everything together.


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