Sunday, 19 April 2015

Chandelier in the great hall

When you work on a huge project like this, it is tremendously important to plan all details. Just as I was about to glue the partitions for the rear corridor I realised that the hole to hang the chandelier on the floor below was in the corridor that I was about to seal off. Normally a hole would be in the middle of a ceiling, but in this case, because the chandelier will hang over the stairs it is closer to the back wall.

I made the chandelier some time ago but now I had an unexpected challenge. If you have never tried to balance a chandelier with six chains, let me tell you that it takes a lot of time and swearing. But finally it was done. So what I had to do now it thread the wire through the ceiling rose and the ceiling, fix it and glue the ceiling rose to the celing. I could have used another pair of hands.


The ceiling decoration is a picture frame that I found on the "take if you want it" table at work. The ceiling rose is a brooch. I had to paint the central bit because it was too bright red.

Here is a close-up. I see that I need to fix the candles better.

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