Light up your life with a twig chandelier!

idi 06.18.15
Desiring a chandelier a little out of the norm, I eyed up a basic frame found at the thrift store and set about twigging it out. :)

NOTE: please ensure the twigs are a safe distance from the bulbs. This frame worked out beautifully! Tutorial is available.

#Recycle

#BeforeandAfter

#LightingIdeas

Difficulty: Moderate
  • This chandelier looks complicated, but that couldn't be further from the truth!
  • Starting with a thrift store chandy, I sprayed it white, then gathered up grapevines and willow tree branches, both while still green.
  • The twigs and branches were attached with twine in all the right places. (more attaching tips are avail)
  • The works then received a coat of white spray paint. The end result truly looks as if the entire light was created out of twigs! Sneaky, eh? :)
  • Ahhhh... perfection. :)
  • And finally, what inspired me. Found it in a gift shop and it was worth several thousand dollars! Mine was $10. :)

To see more: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/11/lighting-up-my-life-with-white-branch.html

  • Anne
    Anne France
    Just love it, well done
  • Candi McCord
    Candi McCord Greenwell Springs, LA
    How does this not catch on fire?
  • Duval.26
    A nice take on mid-19th century antler chandeliers - I have the perfect frame already, but my twigs are under a foot of snow!!
  • Phyllis
    Phyllis Deland, FL
    very rustic with a victorian flair
  • Carol Stehling
    Carol Stehling Kerrville, TX
    I've seen pictures of twig chandeliers but natural not painted. I love it painted!
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