After the task of dismantling and cleaning the chandelier (posted here), it was on to the task of rewiring and putting it back together.
First up. Opening the bottom to pull out the old wiring. The old wiring that went into each of the “arms” was left alone since it looked “healthy”. So I just pulled the main wire and connected a new one through the center. I simply unscrewed the electrical connectors (black doodads).
I intended on using a kit with an inline switch but because it was an older chandelier, the new wiring was too chunky to go through the narrow pipe. I called a friend who has supplies (and skills) for virtually every project.
Since she never disappoints, she had a smaller old electric cord and showed me how to install an inline switch. Yahoo! New skill acquired.
Although my drawing skills might be lacking, this diagram helped me to put it all back together.
As I started to put it back together I felt that the old gold’ish color was not really giving it what it was worthy of . So. I. painted. it.
Sacrilegious? Perhaps. But so much better!
Still a work in progress but the full reveal is coming soon.