DIY Ceiling Spider Pendant Door Chandelier

5 Materials
$250
2 Days
Medium

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.

Huge mistake

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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  • Lisa Fauerbach Lisa Fauerbach on May 09, 2020

    love It! Beautiful room!😊

  • Norma Norma on May 18, 2020

    Great project! The light bulbs are not included with the wiring harness on Amazon. What bulbs did you use, where did you source them from, & how much did they cost? Also, are the bulbs you used dimmable? Thx!

  • Denise Denise on May 18, 2020

    Wow this is an absolutely incredible and unique idea for a chandelier. You have the perfect space for it and your entire room looks stunning!

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