In a large dining room, or an open plan area, this candle chandelier will define the space and create soft atmosphere lighting for intimate dining.
You will need:
Pine trim - 1 or 2 lengths depending on the size of the chandelier you want to make
Strip of pine for the base - cut to size required
 small hooks
Lengths of chain
 ceiling hooks*
Rust-Oleum Painters Touch- matt black
Jigsaw, circular saw or mitre box and saw
Drill/Driver and assorted drill and screw bits
Ponal wood glue
Contact self-adhesive paper
Craft knife or sharp scissors
1. Cut the trim to length to fit around the pine board. Apply Ponal wood glue to the ends and bottom and fix into position with panel pins. If you have clamps, use them to hold the trim in place until dry.
2. Screw the hooks at each inside corner of the frame. They need to be in as deep as possible to ensure that they do not come out once the chandelier is mounted.
If you find that you cannot do it by hand, use a pair of pliers to turn the screws.
3. Screw two hooks through the ceiling board and into a beam.
*If mounting into a board ceiling, attach screw-in hooks to a beam above the board. For a concrete ceiling, use a masonry bit and impact drill (no less than 500W) to drill holes to the diameter of wall plugs.
4. Spray paint the entire chandelier in Rust-Oleum Painters Touch - matt black.
5. Cut four chains to identical lengths. Hook one end onto the chandelier hook, and the other end onto the ceiling hook.
Look for glasses that are fairly straight for best effect. You will need different heights but preferably all in the same style. Consol do have a range of coated glasses in various colours, and if you can find these they are perfect.
Wrap a layer of Contact self-adhesive paper around the glasses. You want to create the illusion of candles while using tealights! Of course, you could splurge on the real thing and get candles in different sizes.
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