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]
After coveting Restoration Hardware’s orb chandelier for years, Roxanne from The Honeycomb Home finally decided to make her own. Roxanne found a hanging orb on clearance at Home Goods that actually served as the catalyst for this project. She paired it with parts from an old chandelier to FINALLY get her own version of the [...Read More]
Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body turned quilting hoops into a beautifully-shaped wood pendant light for her family. Tasha made just a couple of changes from her West Elm inspiration, including a darker stain color and socket adapter to allow for more light. That’s what you gotta love about DIY – you get exactly what you want for way less, in this case $150 less!
Corinna of For My Love Of shares at Tatertots & Jello how she created a himmeli-inspired pendant for her home office. If you love this look and want to make your own, Corinna has a video that shows exactly how to cut and string the brass tubing onto wire to create the geometric design. Here’s what Corinna says about her DIY light fixture: “…the finished project embodies how I want the entire space to come together. DIY, glamorous, feminine with an edge.”
Lisa from Salt Marsh Cottage needed to replace three ugly ceiling lights at her beach house. A beautiful fixture from Design Within Reach inspired her, but when Lisa realized it would cost almost $1200 for three fixtures, she felt less inspired. Plus, Lisa really wanted a chrome finish rather than brass. Are you feeling a DIY coming on? Lisa found a $15 fixture at Home Depot with a similar design, and with the help of a can of metallic silver spray paint, she was able to get the look of the DWR fixture in her preferred finished at a much more reasonable price!
Were you blown away by the beautiful orb chandelier I shared from Jen at Tatertots and Jello this morning? As promised, tonight Shelley from House of Smith’s stunning light fixture is in the spotlight. Starting with a store-bought chandy, Shelley created the orb effect with fencing wire and gave it a fresh finish with white paint. I love what Shelley has to say about her new entryway light… “She’s definitely large and in charge, but that’s what I LOVE about her! She adds some more drama to the space, and almost acts as an art piece as well as a light fixture!”
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!