When designing her new office, Jen of Tatertots and Jello knew she wanted a wood bead chandelier to be the focal point. The one she had been eyeing cost up to $2,000, but Jen was able to make her own bigger chandy for about $250. Jen explains exactly how threaded the wood beads onto the [...Read More]
If you would like to give your chandelier a quick upgrade, you’ve got to check out these adorable dangling magnets made by Cheryl at From New House to Home! Cheryl used magnetic jewelry clips so her ornaments just stick right onto the chandelier. She created both a crystal set and one with cheery pumpkins for Halloween. How fun to change these out for the holidays and add some pizzazz in an unexpected place!
One of Lauren’s favorite elements from her baby boy’s nautical theme nursery is a rope chandelier she created from a thrift store find. Lauren shares at From Our Hiding Place how she transformed the $10 chandy into an eye-catching piece with just a roll of twine and a hot glue gun. While time-consuming, Lauren says it was the “easiest DIY project ever.”
Planted and Blooming Girl Christy was dead set on the design of a vine and crystal chandelier for her dining room. When she couldn’t find a more budget-friendly alternative to the Ballard chandy she loved, Christy knew it was time to take matters into her own crafty hands. Christy achieved the same look by wrapping her current chandelier with vines, spray painting it, and then adding crystals. Mission accomplished!
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]
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]
This orb chandelier from Kristen at My Covered Bridge ranks as one of her favorite projects ever. Kristen says, “It’s easy, cheap, and high impact.” What’s not to love about that? Kristen created her chandy for only $10 using parts from her existing brass light fixture and two hanging garden planters. The planters are perfect [...Read More]