Don't pass up these ugly dated $1.91 candle sconces.
I always look for candle sconces or candle sticks that have an edge on them that is just begging to have a chandelier crystal dangling from them. Get out your Dremel!
Now mark a tiny spot for you to drill a tiny hole
Grab Mr. Dremel and drill a tiny hole from the bottom, oops, this was really to big a hole, but I will make it work.
Now give it a nice coat of paint, and it is time to hang the crystal.
There is many ways to hang the crystals, I usually use something that looks like a straight pin, I got in the jewelry making department, but since I made the holes to big, necessity is the mother of inventions! I am going to use pearl head straight pins. Drop the straight pin through the hole from the top and then curl the pin underneath with your needle nose pliers and hook on the crystal.
It looks kind of cute with the pearl, or so I am trying to convince myself.
You can get crystals at many on line stores, even the big box home improvement stores have them in their lighting department. I have a few in The Polka Dot Closet
There you have it, already for your home or shop!
The same thing could be applied to thrift store light fixtures, you could make a lovely chandelier. The next time your out bargain shopping give another look at those ugly outdated sconces.