Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...
My dining room is a little dark which can make eating there at night tricky. The standing lamp in the corner wasn't doing it for me anymore (because it's ugly), but I couldn't find a chandelier I loved. I decided to make my own...
I've known I wanted to use this ladder for a year... YES, a YEAR, pathetic isn't it? Sigh....
I screwed some "eyes" in about 1.5 inches from the top and bottom of all four outside "edges".
I bought decorative chain at Home Depot. I pried open a rung and then squeezed it back together over the eyes on all four sides. (I made the chain about 30 inches- two inches larger than the diagonal measurement to the center of the ladder)
Then I hung it from one central point on my ceiling- roughly in the middle of the table.
I hung the wacky chandelier I found from the box that was very poorly located for the room dynamics (and part of the reason it took me so long to come up with a light for this room).
I wrapped the cords, added lamp cages, crystal ropes and drops to complete the look. My dining room is not dark any more- I am SO happy with how it turned out and it makes me absolutely giddy every time I walk past it.
For more pictures and links to all the pieces, check out my blog post at the link below.
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