Hi Everyone! We partnered with Pat Catan’s Craft Center on this chandelier makeover and I’m so excited to share it with you!
Pat Catan’s Craft Centers is a Cleveland, Ohio based & family owned craft supply business with 28 stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Karen and I have shopped at Pat Catan’s pretty regularly since we started The Salvaged Boutique. We’ve used supplies from Pat Catan’s for the birdcage desk organizer, the Eiffel Tower decoupage trunk and several other projects.
I learned on their website that Mr. Pat Catan started his first Cleveland art supply store in 1954 in a modest 600-square-foot location was on East 131 Street and Miles Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
Karen and I are proud Clevelanders so we are happy to partner up with this locally owned company celebrating their 60th year this summer!
If you have been following us for a while, you have probably heard me mention my friend Shannon. I custom painted her french provincial bedroom set and I used her home to stage the West Elm inspired cart. Shannon is one of our biggest cheerleaders and a dedicated customer. When I delivered her bedroom set, Shannon offered up this vintage chandelier from the home she and her husband had recently moved into.
I was happy to accept the donation! The negatives? The blue paint and the copper gold accents seemed dated. The positives? The eight curvy arms and the clear glass accents. I knew I would eventually give this chandelier a makeover.
In comes Pat Catan’s Craft Centers. On a trip to my local Pat Catan’s for supplies for the baluster necklace stand project, I passed up their bead section and I knew right away that I wanted to makeover the chandelier with Pat Catan’s beads.
I was inspired when I saw this particular section of beads. Karen described these well when she said the beads look like sea glass. And they really do.
I started the makeover by removing the bulbs, tubes and clear glass cups and washing them all.
I taped over the areas I didn’t want painted (clear glass accents, etc) and I spray painted the chandelier with a white primer to start.
We’re big fans of recycling so I decided to reuse some old faux pearl necklaces that I bought from Craig’s List. We measured how long we wanted the swag of pearls to drop and Karen cut 8 equal-length strips of pearls.
Then we started sorting through the pretty selection of beads we bought at Pat Catan’s and came up with a design for swags that would go above each pearl strand.
We used fishing wire to string the beads because it’s strong and clear. I quickly learned that you should tie a knot at one end of your string of beads. Or you end up with beads all over the floor and under furniture. Oops 🙂
We joked about how Karen likes symmetry (otherwise her mojo is thrown off 😉 ) so I created eight balanced strands of the sea glass-like beads, alternating shades of green and blue.
Then I gave the chandelier a coat of glossy white spray paint and I was ready to add the strands of beads to the chandelier.
Another good tip when working on a chandelier project… it’s much easier to paint and work with the chandelier if you can suspend it from something. I actually used a birdcage stand with a hook that was just right for hanging the chandelier at a height that I could easily work with.
I glued individual beads to accent the four hanging arms.
Just by cleaning the parts and pieces of this chandelier and adding a fresh coat of white paint this chandelier was brightened up and revived. The beads added some sparkle and pizzazz 🙂
This vintage chandelier now has a second life and would look great in so many rooms including a baby nursery…
…in a beach themed cottage or even a master bedroom…
Be sure to check out the Bead Section in your local Pat Catan’s store and give something in your home a new look or a new life.
Pat Catan’s Craft Centers offer so much more than beads. You’ll find supplies for Floral decor, Scrapbooking, Candy Making, Bridal, Seasonal, Needlecrafts, Embroidery, Wood Crafting, Baby Showers, Home Decor, Art Supplies and much more.
Pat Catan’s Craft Centers will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary the weekend of June 6th-8th. During this Anniversary weekend, each Pat Catan’s location will have door-prizes, refreshments, Make It Take It Projects and enter-to-win contests! Be sure to stop in and visit. Click here for a list of locations.
We are happy to say that Pat Catan’s Craft Centers has generously donated a $50 gift card for us to give away to one of our lucky readers!! You can earn up to 8 entries in this giveaway!
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Contest ends Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am EST. Enter here for your chance to win:
This chandelier is currently listed in our ETSY Shop. If you are in the Cleveland area, be sure to use the coupon code CLEFREE to waive the shipping fee on all of our listings and we will arrange for pick-up or delivery.
Good luck with the giveaway! We’ll announce a winner next week.
Happy Salvaging! -Kathy
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