Diy Restoration Hardware Knock Off Orb Chandelier

4 Materials
$100
1 Hour
Easy

I love everything about Restoration Hardware but not their prices. Their orb chandelier is $2700 and my DIY version is $100! Designer decor on a budget!
1. A flea market or thrift store chandelier. Mine is vintage from a flea market a few years ago.
2. High Tensile fencing wire around $20. I actually got mine from Lowes by the fencing section outdoors. Also, big pliers. I used Kobalt 9 inch Linesman Pliers from Lowes. They are HIGH leverage pliers. $13
I stood on a chair and took the wire and put a circle of it around top to bottom to see how big you want your circle. Clip the wire 2 inches longer than what you need and safely get off the chair.
This first circle will be your template for all the others.
I HAVE 8 ARMS ON MY CHANDELIER SO I CUT 4 CIRCLE FOR THE BASE OF THE BALL. Then I cut 3 more to make it more orb like.
So for an 8 armed chandelier use 7 wire circles.
Hold the end of the wire and bend it down. Do this to both sides of the circle.
Once the first circle is made, make 6 more circles using the 1st one as a template.
Once your circles are done take them outside to spray paint.
4. Spray paint that matches your chandelier. I used Valspar metallic gold from Lowes. $4-5
Spray paint one side and let it dry then flip them over and spray paint the other side. Let the 2nd side dry and then you are ready to put them on your chandelier!
*1-4 wire will be vertical circles. I was so excited I forgot to snap a picture of the first 4.
is horizontal and 6&7 cris cross eachother.
The reason why these hold on is because it is a tight squeeze and they hook onto eachother holding everything tight.
5-7 will be hooked on eachother individually.
Once you have all 7 on your can tweak the spacing and make sure everything is holding nice and tight and you are done!
It was super simple and the outcome is dramatic!
Check out the detailed tutorial at http://www.vintageromancestyle.com/2014/01/diy-restoration-hardware-crystal-orb.html
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3 of 4 questions
  • Jacquie Trundy
    Jacquie Trundy
    on Apr 8, 2020

    You are so talented. Do you have any plans for the mirror?

  • Karen Kay
    Karen Kay
    on Jul 27, 2020

    I honestly like yours better than the one for $2,700! :)

    • Mary
      Mary
      on Aug 12, 2020

      It's so cool...so many things look better than the originals!

  • Patty
    Patty
    on Jul 28, 2020

    How did you connect the wire ends after you bent them into a circle?

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  • Pippa Symone
    Pippa Symone
    on Aug 13, 2020

    Yes! Love this idea! I am doing this to my chandelier. 👍👍👍

  • Jenn
    Jenn
    on Oct 17, 2020

    Beautiful...and the orb shape also reflects the round intertwining shape of the mirror..well done!

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