Happy Tuesday, friends! If you follow along here, you know how much I love vintage crystal chandeliers. So, when I find a chandelier at a great price, I snatch it up even if it’s missing a few pieces or crystals. Come see where to find replacement chandelier parts!
If you have a light fixture or chandelier that is missing just a few crystals, these are easy enough to find. You can certainly find them on Amazon, eBay, antique and consignment stores or online. But, what if you need something more specific, like a white plastic candle cover with gold drips to replace one on an existing chandelier? That could be a challenge!
I bought this beautiful antique chandelier at an estate sale a few years ago. It was missing a few crystals, but more importantly it was missing one of the unique candle covers. Typically, I don’t like plastic candle covers, but these appear to be original to the fixture and I was told it came from Paris! (Ooh-la-la!) So, I wanted to keep it as authentic as possible. Out of the 10 lights on the chandelier, only one candle cover was missing. As a temporary solution, I added a plain white candle sleeve to cover the socket. This is how it looked when we purchased it. Still beautiful, just needed a little TLC.
The chandelier waited patiently in my treasure room until we moved into our new house. I polished it up and added some vintage crystals where some were missing. I also added a large clear ball on the bottom and had the electrician hang it in our powder room.
Then, as if on cue, the light bulb with the plain candle cover burned out. It reminded me I need to replace it with one that matches the others. ChandelierParts.com to the rescue! Recently I ordered some new candle covers for another chandelier project and they included a catalog along with the shipment. And inside I found the exact piece I was looking for! The candelabra base candle cover in white plastic with a gold drip is only $2.50 each! (plus shipping) Perfect!
TIP: When you are ordering chandelier parts, pay particular attention to the fine print. I need a candelabra base which is approximately .875″ and holds a chandelier size bulb, which has the smaller base. A medium base is the standard size light bulb, which fits most lamps. I ordered a 3 inch candle cover with a candelabra base to match the others.
Also, pay close attention to wattage suggestions and requirements when ordering new candle cover. Some have a maximum capacity of wattage, so make sure you buy the appropriate cover that matches your lighting needs. Many chandeliers can handle 60 watt bulbs, but if it says, “maximum 25 watt bulb”, take heed.
Chandelier Parts.com has a wide range of crystals, replacement arms, candle cups, canopies, bulb covers, chain, shades, spikes and crystal balls. They even sell socket reducers and socket enlargers if you want to change the size of light bulb your fixture takes! If you call 1-218-736-7000 you can ask for help or request a catalog. This is a page from their online store. You can see they carry a wide range of crystals, including many different colors! The possibilities are endless!
So, if you like to fix up chandeliers like I do, be sure to check out www.chandelierparts.com for replacement or new parts! I think their prices are reasonable and I’ve been very pleased with everything I’ve ordered. My order is on the way, so I’ll let you know how well the new candle cover matches the originals!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo Dell