Capiz Shell Pendant Light

diy capiz shell chandelier

Kelly from View Along the Way was on a mission to tackle the bare handing light bulbs in her home one bulb at a time. A pricey capiz shell chandelier from Horchow caught her eye, but it was a tea light holder from TJMaxx that actually made the dream a reality. Kelly and her husband turned the candle holder and an IKEA lamp into their own pretty pendant.

diy capiz shell chandelier

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Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason jars are for more than just canning nowadays. Check out this chandelier made by Cassandra and Nate from The Life of CK and Nate, who suspended their jars from braided jute and added a few light bulbs for a soft glow. This would make for a great upcycle project if you’ve got a stockpile [...Read More]

Ribbon Chandelier

Johanna from Taloja ja Toiveita (House and Hopes) was head over heels when she laid eyes on a funky, and, of course, expensive, chandelier made out of felt. Johanna recreated the draped look with strips of satin ribbon and a wire lampshade frame (and lots of patience!). By varying the number of loops, you could [...Read More]

Modern Pendant Light

Holly from Adventures of an Almost Forty Year Old Intern was inspired by a vintage pendant light from a ritzy website to create her own less expensive version (which was not too difficult when the original cost $1800!)  I like how Holly zeroed in on her favorite elements of the original, the golden look and [...Read More]

Sheet Music Lantern Chandelier

Katie from SweetGirl Expressions was rummaging at a church barn sale when she found an old chandelier that reminded her of one she’d seen in a Pottery Barn catalog. She quickly snatched it up, along with another chandelier, for a grand total of $3.00. Talk about a bargain! Katie covered all the brassiness with some [...Read More]

Faux Capiz Rectangular Chandelier

Kelli from A Happy Place Called Home unloaded a whole lot of brainpower designing and creating a faux capiz chandelier. To get the look of capiz, Kelli ironed together layers of wax paper and then created hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of strands using jewelry clasps. While this was tedious indeed, things got tricky when it came [...Read More]

Glass Lantern Chandelier

Seven years after receiving a glass candle holder from a friend, Jen from Jenspire: Simply Inspiring paired it with pieces from a Craigslist chandy to create a gorgeous lantern chandelier. Jen says, “I simply took apart the old chandelier, spray painted it dark brown, and attached to the candle holder using inexpensive chain and S [...Read More]

Rope Light Fixture

Jessica from The Adventures of Nick and Jessica created this lovely little light by removing the glass and adding a coat of spray paint to a brass beauty they bought secondhand. The coolest part is that they hung the fixture from an old elevator rope they found in the apartment building they manage. I love [...Read More]