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Antique Hosier Flour Sifter Chandelier | Antique booth update

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February 19, 2015 by Terry

Flour sifter chandelier3Remember the industrial chandelier I made a few months ago?  (Click here to view)

Well… I’ve made another!

I was browsing the antique shop that I have a booth in and I spotted this antique flour sifter out of an old hosier.  Immediately I envisioned making it into a unique lamp or hanging chandelier of sorts.

I purchased it and brought it home with great intentions … then it ended up sitting in my garage for a while until I mustered up the inspiration to do something with it.

I originally thought I might hang a small chandelier out the bottom of it but couldn’t find one that would suit it that was just the right size or style.

Then I realized that it was pretty all on it’s own.  The enamel was in beautiful shape and there was no rust on it at all… oh, and that lovely little crank and cup pull… sweet enough detail all on it’s own without needing the bling…. nice and country, rustic chic!

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 252

I found a light kit and installed it and wrapped the cord with  fishtail weaved jute twine.  This was a little tricky and took FOREVER but was completely worth it.

Flour sifter chandelierSimple yet farmhouse chic.  I never got a chance to stage it at home for a proper photo shoot before I took it to my booth, but here it is in my booth.

Flour sifter chandelier 2Of course, the pictures never do justice but I guarantee you this light is absolutely darling in person!  It would be pretty over a kitchen sink or island… even a breakfast nook or primitive style dining table.

If it doesn’t sell at my booth I won’t be sad :0)!

Speaking of which… I thought I’d share a few pics of how my booth is looking these days…

Booth pic1Lots of primitive pieces in there mixed with a few fancier pieces…I love the look of mixing the two together.

Booth updateDon’t you just love the chippy farmhouse bench?

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 245And this antique drawer makes for unique storage for almost anything… I thought it perfect for recipe books etc.

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 265I also have a thing for architectural salvage and this piece would make for interesting wall art or even add hooks to it for keys or coats.

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 273 Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 274Of course it will probably look different next week… I love to change things up often!

Smiles!

Terry

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8 thoughts on “Antique Hosier Flour Sifter Chandelier | Antique booth update

  1. I’ll take one of each,please

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  2. I love that chippy bench! Was it a lucky find or a make over? Nikki @ http://www.bigredbarn.co.uk

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