Thursday, May 26, 2016

Project Challenge: Old Gears Or Pulleys

"Old Gears or Pulleys" are this month's choice for our challenge 
and I am soooo excited, because I happened to have an old pulley at home already. 

I found the pulley last year at an Antique store and 
have been meaning to do something 
fun with it. 

We have this trellis along the walkway in 
front of the house, the perfect spot 
to hang something from.

I've been hesitant to grow climbing vines or other 
plants from the trellis, because I am afraid it 
might damage the wood in the long run, but the 
trellis needed a little "dressing up".

I think this little "DIY chandelier" is a lot more fun 
and interesting than a hanging flower basket would be.

The candles are the battery operated ones, 
I even have a remote to turn them on and off, 
plus they won't melt in the sun (not sure how 
they will do in the rain

So here is how I made it:

I actually had all the supplies at home already. The vintage pulley 
was an Antique store find and so was the wire basket. I also had 
some battery operated candles at home, you can find those 
reasonably priced, at places like Home Goods, Marshall's or
TJ Max. I also needed rope, twine and Moss (fake or real).

I secured the rope onto the basket by tying knots 
on the handles of the basket and used the twine to secure 
the knots better, since they were a bit loose due to
the thickness of the rope. 

I used clear plastic bags to cover the bottom  
of the basket.

I placed the candles in the basket and 
added some fake moss.

I simply tied the pulley to the trellis with the rope.
How do you guys like it? I am so happy to be part 
of this monthly challenge because it forces me 
to create something unique and special each month!!!!
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"Old Gears or Pulleys" by clicking 
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  1. I LOVE how your chandelier turned out Christine!! So creative and beautiful. I love having you a part of the monthly challenges too. Hugs!!

  2. Christine I LOVE this so much! I have a basket like that - a few in fact - and I'm hoping we build a small pergola beside our garden shed this summer. This would be a perfect idea to hang inside it! Love that you used an old pulley to hold it - adds so much vintage charm!

  3. Your chandelier has so much more personality than just a planter and you found the perfect spot!

    Thank you for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week, hope to see you again next week!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. I adore your project! The old pulley is the perfect way to hang that basket. I love how you used rope and dried moss too. The candles look so pretty when lit. The best part about it, is it's one of a kind. You created it.

  5. Christine, you are so creativ!

  6. Very clever, and so pretty while also having a rustic feel.

  7. This turned out SO cute!!! I have one of those old wire baskets - now I just need to keep my eyes open for an old pulley!

  8. Oh my!!! I just LOVE what you have done with your old pulley!!! Such a brilliant idea!! I can totally understand your concern with growing something on your trellis, as in our old home we had to replace all the wood on our trellis after the vine that was growing on it rotted all the wood. Whilst it was a beautiful vine that flowered boy did it make a mess! Your Pulley idea is PERFECT and adds more lovely charm to your already gorgeous front porch!!

  9. This is a wonderful idea and it turned out great! I love it and the creativity of it, too. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    mei das freut mich das du mir so lieb geschrieben hast
    das freut mich sehr,,,,,,
    dein HÄNGEKORB gefällt mir sehr gut,,,,
    und die IDEE werde ich sicher auch ausprobieren,,,,freu...freu

    habe noch einen schönen ABEND
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

  11. Christine, I love your pulley~inspired candle chandelier. It fits your porch perfectly. Great job. Thanks for sharing this cute project at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

  12. This hanging basket with a pulley attachment is seriously awesome!! You did a great job on this project. It makes me want to go out and find a pulley now.

  13. This is a stunner of a project Christine and looks amazing hanging on your porch. Thank you for sharing this very clever pulley project at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party.

  14. Super super nice Christine! I love the idea and how simple and beautiful this is!

  15. That is so creative and looks absolutely beautiful on your porch! I would never have thought to do something like that! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Share The Wealth's posts like these that get me so excited to read through the links each week! :-)

  16. What a clever way to use those old wire baskets! I have one that I have never been able to display properly. Thanks for sharing. I pinned it and shared on our Junk Mama's General Store facebook page.

  17. Aw shucks, have all the stuff to copy your outstanding chandelier but no place to hang it except a shepherds hook in front yard. I'm still waiting for our pergola to be put on back deck.
    Anything you make is always quite unique and outstanding, such a talented lady.
    Hope your weekend is super

    1. XOXOXOXO!!! Thanks so much for your visits over the years!!!! What a loyal reader who flatters me all the time!!!

  18. Wow, what a fantastic idea, my dear! Absolutely adorable. Thank you for your nice visit.
    All my best an happy days

  19. omg this is genius Christine! I have been straining my brain trying to come up with a chandy type thing to hang from our porch arbor over the table, and you have opened some idea doors! The pulley is awesome!

  20. Stunning! It looks like a high end piece from Restoration Hardware! And I love the fact that the pulley is workable!
    Thanks for sharing this great project on Dishing It & Digging It!!

  21. Wow Christine, you did a great job with this lighting project! :)
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking & Crafting with J&J.

  22. OH my gosh...I so love this! Adorable! :)

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  23. What a fun challenge and an excellent use of that awesome old pully! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About IT! Pinned and tweeted to share!

  24. I love your chandelier. I have everything but the pulley. Now I'm going to have to find one....

  25. I LOVE it! So pretty and simple, but adds a huge pop! I know what you mean about the vines and such...I love Jackson vine, but it can do some pretty serious damage over time. We have English Ivy everywhere at my house, and once it got into the central unit and messed it up pretty good. We are constantly having to pull it off the house! I swear, you can't kill that stuff! I really do love what you've done, and I'm gonna have to find some of those remote operated candles! :)

  26. What a darling project, Christine! I love your creativity and rustic charm <3.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  27. Very very cute idea. Love that it looks lovely on your porch, all aglow. Very creative and fun. Thanks for sharing your creative idea at DI&DI.

  28. Love love the basket of candles! Thank you for sharing at SYC!

  29. Love love love this easy project Christine!!

  30. I like this a lot and securing the knots with twine was a great idea. It's always great to have you join us at Celebrate Your Story, have a fun weekend.

  31. I love this idea and the battery operated lights are perfect. Thank you for sharing your tutorial with Talk of the Town.

  32. Christine, I love it! I have a couple pulleys and I asked hubby if I could hang one from my front porch and hang two buckets off of it. We've been so busy getting ready for the wedding so it will have to wait a bit. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. This is just adorable Christine. Did you know I am joining the Totally Terrific Tuesday party as a new cohost? I'm pinning this to our board!

  34. How pretty!! I'd like to feature this at Tuesdays with a Twist tomorrow at my place! 'Hope you can join us again tomorrow! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  35. I love this! So unique and creative and gives off such a pretty glow! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!

  36. I love the rustic look of this project - I think I'm going to have to root through the Mr's shop & see if I can't find a rusty old pulley in there (I have just the right old wire milk bottle crate to use. You've inspired me!

    I stopped here from Chicken Chick's bloghop - I hope you'll return the favour, visit my blog & leave a comment to let me know I've had company.

  37. Christine this is fabulous! How great that you already had a pulley? I would love to have something like this to hang inside our patio tent. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  38. What a lovely idea! I love the wire basket and the pulley!

  39. Hi Christine, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.

  40. You're amazing!

    I love this idea.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  41. You're amazing!

    I love this idea.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  42. This hanging basket chandelier is just darling! So clever! Thanks for sharing it at the Creative Ways Link Party!

  43. Love this, Christine! Pinned and Facebooked!

  44. So cute. Perfect for a summer night. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  45. I know I've already commented on your fabulous project! But just wanted to let you know that your awesome project is being featured this week at Waste Not Wednesday-6! Thank you so much for linking up and look forward to seeing what you have been up to this week! :-)

  46. SERIOUSLY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! I'm pinning this for sure too! And I love the color of your home. We will be painting soon. Do you mind sharing the color?


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