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How To: Re-Wire Your Chandelier

HOW TO: Re-Wire Your (My) Chandelier
I recently moved, and now my place is a blank canvas. Which, as a designer, is a lot like Christmas, because it's my space - not yours. However, there are so many things to do. So, I thought I would blog the process. 
*Please don't judge me too hard on the before pictures. I moved in the day this was taken... 
The Chandelier:
A couple years ago, I bought a chandelier for a client, and after deciding to go a different direction we didn't use it. But it was such a great deal, I couldn't see returning it, knowing I would use it in the future. Hello Future. 
Problem - it's wired for ceiling installation, and I rent; which means no cutting in to the ceiling. 
Solution - re-wire the chandelier to have a plug, and swag the cord to an outlet. 
Normally, I would have a licensed electrician do this for a client. But it's for me and I am convinced that I can learn to do this with the help of the internet. 
First, I need new wire. I can't use the wire that came with it because it's ugly and belongs in the ceiling, but mostly because there isn't enough to make it down the wall and into the outlet. 
After searching for a bit, I came across a site that has some awesome cloth covered wire. I'm diggin' the black cotton! I also have to figure out how many feet I will need.... 
So here's the game plan:
...Now to get the supplies, 
and get down to business! 
To be continued...

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