I’m going to start right off by saying that this is my absolute favorite project that we have done yet. Last December we picked up this old rusty wagon wheel from the “Epic Estate Sale.”
I had been stewing on the idea for some time about making a wagon wheel chandelier to hang above the dining room table and this lovely old gal fit the bill to a “T.” After some debate about the best/most attractive way to run electricity for the lights, we settled on drilling 5 holes through the hub.
Hanging the wheel was also a challenge as she is nearly 60 pounds.
We went with some heavy duty chains that wrap up and around a double joist in the attic. I decided to spray the chains with a mix of Rust-Oleum paints to try and mimic the rusty look of the wheel.
We went with an antique gold vintage style socket and olive colored cloth wrapped wire for the lights.
Then it was just a matter of running the wire and deciding how to stagger the lights.
It’s pretty awesome, right? I think I’m in love.