we can make it better! stronger! shinier!

A haunt always a list of ‘Wow Wouldn’t It be Nice If?’ projects. Fixing stuff is usually on that list, and this item was definitely on that list.

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This was made about ten years ago, by several different people, and was in need of a whole lot of love. (pic by Heidi G.)

Dane bravely took on the project!

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He stripped the entire thing down, including pulling out all the wiring, and spraypainted the skulls a bronze colour. These latex skulls have a lot of detail that was lost in a horrible drybrushing accident.

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..I mean, wow. That’s just gorgeous. We decided they really didn’t need to be drybrushed after all.

He reattached them to the chandelier taking special care to hide the glued seams.

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Dane then took the ‘candlesticks,’ removed the hot glue ‘hot wax drips’ and carefully drew new drips.

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Next, he fixed the broken light fixtures with JB Weld, leaving them clamped overnight to ensure a good fix.

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Coaxing the wiring back into the fixtures took a bit of work..

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But goodness, what a difference!  It’s just gorgeous..

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