DIY Ceiling Spider Pendant Door Chandelier
I found an old door by the road waiting for trash pick up. I knew I could do something with it. I loaded it up and drove straight home to knock out the glass panes. My family thought I was crazy. I then sanded it and started applying a glaze and stain to it. Then it sat in my garage until I figured out what I wanted to do. It was destined to become an original candelier.
Purchased the lights
The brand is LAMPUNDIT 18-Light Chandelier, Adjustable DIY Ceiling Spider Pendant Lighting, Industrial Hanging Light Fixture (Each with 6ft Wire). I still had no idea just how I was going do this. The examples on how to use them were attaching the wires from the ceiling. That really scared me and I did not want to do that. After some brainstorming I decided to use attached brackets for the ceiling placement right on the door. I wanted it to look as clean as possible.
Breaking out the saw horses
I setup the saw horses and placed the door on top. Still wondering how this would work.
Grabbed the painters tape
I used only the painters tape to decide where I wanted them placed. That way I could move them around with no damage. Once I was satisfied I moved to the next step.
I began screwing each cord for the pendant lights in and used wiring U shaped tacks to clean up the wires. I really thought this was the best way. Until we got it suspended from the ceiling. I then saw my error. I had a bundle of messy cords! My opening for mounting and wiring was much smaller to accommodate them even if I spliced them and re wired. Not to mention I had already tacked every wire down. So I was at a stand still.
I left the mess and went to bed. By morning I took out every screw and tack. I apologize as I did not capture a picture for the next step. I then draped all eighteen cords from the center pane. One by one I reattached them. Finally it was going to work and make some sense. I was off to a good start!
Finally success and completion
After redoing all of my work and I can sit back and enjoy the reward. I am so happy with my vision coming to life!!!! I have had so many complements and I am so proud. Next will be installing a dimmer switch as even with 5W led bulbs there is eighteen of them and it is so bright. I hope you enjoyed this project and it brings you some inspiration. The cost for the whole project was around $250. Most of that is in the bulbs.
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