Turn a Boring Chandy into a Stylish Orb Chandelier

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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!”

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Metallic Gold Orb Chandelier

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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!

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Best of PB #7: Made-from-Scratch Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason Jar Chandelier

Grace from An Adams Thing created her own mason jar chandelier after falling in love with its catalog counterpart. She deserves a huge pat on the back for literally making her very own light fixture. I’m sure Grace’s chandelier catches the attention of all her visitors!

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Rope Orb Chandelier

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Breanna from 929 Design wanted to recreate an amazing rope orb chandelier similar to what Restoration Hardware is selling for $499. She was able to do it for just under $25! “How?” you might ask… The secret to Breanna’s frugal fixture is that she used hula hoops to create the orb and then used the “insides” from a secondhand fixture for the light. Hula hoops are on the shelves now, so it’s the perfect time of year to make your own orb chandy!

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Orb Light Fixture

Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah wanted a fun and a little bit funky light to hang above the new craft table in her soon-to-be finished basement. Of course, a DIY table for inspiring creativity necessitates a DIY light fixture! Sarah created a cool orb light from embroidery hoops and an Edison bulb. By making her own [...Read More]

Recipe Light Fixture

My regular KOD readers may remember the revamped pantry of Cassandra from The Life of CK and Nate that included cute little rope pulls. Well, the latest addition is a cool new hanging light fixture decked out with recipes from one of Cassandra’s cookbooks. The idea of using cookbook pages is so perfect for a [...Read More]

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]

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]