When Cyndy of The Creativity Exchange and her daughter planned her bedroom design, one of the things her daughter wanted was a hot pink chandelier. That’s what led them to a remarkable empire chandelier that cost around $5,ooo, which Cyndy says was “about $4999.00 out of our price range for my girl’s room.” While they […Read More]
Bloggy buddies Jen from Tatertots and Jello and Shelley from House of Smiths were in agreement that they both wanted to add orb chandeliers to their homes… and that they didn’t want to spend hundreds and even thousands on a store-bought fixture. What are creative, resourceful gals to do? Make their own of course! The lovely ladies collaborated on the materials and basic construction but then put their own unique spins on the chandies. Jen created a larger chandelier with a glamorous metallic gold finish. Talk about fabulous!
For Deneen from Dreaming in Color (and the rest of us!), saving $2,000 is always a great way to start a project. Deneen saved some cash by turning a birdcage she already owned into a chandelier that’s reminiscent of a beauty from Restoration Hardware. Deneen went with a “bright and charming” coral color that’s a perfect fit for her revamped living room and says her favorite part of the birdcage-turned-chandelier is “how it illuminates on the wall at night showing texture and pattern.”
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!
Lacy from A Decorating Diva’s Diary faced quite the challenge to find lighting that would work with her home’s very high ceilings and open floor plan. She created a fixture with the luminous look of capiz shells and large scale she needed using an unlikely material – wax paper! Isn’t it amazing how totally glam and expensive it looks!?!
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.
Holy moly! Everywhere I look I happen upon another fabulous project with rope. Jordin at I Love That! dressed up her builder grade chandelier with jute cording (a WHOLE lot of jute cording!). Jordin invested a lot of time into this project, but I’d say it was well worth all those hours of meticulous wrapping […Read More]
Jessica from The Green Family says, “My love of mason jars began years ago when seeing them in my Grandmas’ kitchens. After seeing the Pottery Barn mason jar light fixture and the many DIY examples on Pinterest, I decided to combine my love of mason jars and barn wood to create my own version of […Read More]
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]