Vintage brass lamp parts and chandelier prisms (still swinging here..I have absolutely zero patience!)
This was an old stair rail or porch post. I gave it some new shabby white paint and gold trim.
The base was also an old lamp base..I loved its verdigris patina!
This one used to be a table leg. The base was a clear vintage glass lamp base that I added a faux mercury glass finish to (mirror spray paint and a bit of distressing).
I save..collect...okay..HOARDE old hardware bits for the "perfect project" This brass keyhole plate just seemed perfect here. The tacks are old upholstery tacks I removed from another old piece and saved for reuse. They look so much better than glaringly new ones!
Close up of the mercury glass paint. I love using old lamps for their "pieces parts"!
I verdigris-ed this brass piece myself with a salt and vinegar mixture. It worked great. You need to remove any shellac/varnish first. The internet recommended acetone but my daughters had run off with my fingernail polish remover and I was impatient as always so I just sanded it. The bottom piece of these drops are actually acrylic. I like glass better but I had these on hand and they look great. Glass ones this size would have raised my price/investment substantially.The smaller top buttons are vintage /antique glass ones off a chandelier.
Number 3... another wooden table leg..same style vintage glass lamp base as the last.
Cool old metal hardware rosette..
Pieces off a vintage tin ceiling fixture that I pierced for crystals and vintage glass and acrylic drops.
This one has an awesomely rusted top. (Can you tell I am a Junk Queen? LOL) Standard pillar candles fit in there perfectly! I have more of these partially made that I will share when they are finished. I love using vintage bits and am always on the prowl for pieces to add to my "stash". They really do inspire me. I just get them all out and "play" until it looks right! Hope you have a great weekend! Til next time! Julia