Teryn Yancey
Teryn Yancey
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  • Clovis, CA

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!
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diy restoration hardware knock off orb chandelier, crafts, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas
1. A flea market or thrift store chandelier. Mine is vintage from a flea market a few years ago.
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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.
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4. Spray paint that matches your chandelier. I used Valspar metallic gold from Lowes. $4-5
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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!
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*1-4 wire will be vertical circles. I was so excited I forgot to snap a picture of the first 4.
#5 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.
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5-7 will be hooked on eachother individually.
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Once you have all 7 on your can tweak the spacing and make sure everything is holding nice and tight and you are done!
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It was super simple and the outcome is dramatic!
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Check out the detailed tutorial at http://www.vintageromancestyle.com/2014/01/diy-restoration-hardware-crystal-orb.html
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  • Anna Ibarra
    on Oct 25, 2018

    PS- How did your gold Orb been holding out? I'm asking as I spray painted a metal shelf and the spray paint is changing color. It is close to a light fixture. Just wandering if I should have used a sealer.

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  • Ronda Mullenix
    on Oct 22, 2018

    Beautiful I’m impressed! I’ll try to see if I can even get a reasonably priced chandelier, but I have a Southwestern theme in my Tucson apt.

    • Cherie
      on Nov 28, 2018

      It would look kind of neat to use barbed wire over a more simple type of chandelier, maybe even a wooden one. You could still spray the wire a metallic color, gold goes well with tuscan decor, or copper would look awesome too

  • Christine Ann Hiner
    on Oct 23, 2018

    Beautiful! Love it!

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