Wagon Wheel Ceiling Decor
Clear Coat Spray Paint
3 heavy duty hooks
We just got back from shopping The World's Longest Yard Sale and found wagon wheels at almost every stop! They're also easy to find on Craigslist, Ebay, or Etsy. We wanted ones that were different sizes to achieve visual interest.
Scrub these babies down! You'll want to make sure you remove any loose rust, dirt, or other debris. We love the rustic look, but didn't want anything falling from the ceiling onto our client's coffee table.
Just to give them a cleaner look, we sprayed the clean wheels with a Satin Finish Spray.
This is the most important step and the one that takes the longest to figure out. We knew we wanted them to all be at different heights, so we had to count chain links for each wheel to be suspended from so they would rest at different heights. Cutting the chain with bull cutters was super easy.
I couldn't find black chain at our Home Depot so I primed and spray painted mine rubbed oil bronze. This kept it in line with the rest of the living room design. Quick links would help us avoid drilling holes in the wheels to attach the chain. We simply would wrap the wheels in the chain and connect the chain to itself with the quick links.
Figure out the best way to get the chain on your wheels. We decided just wrapping the wheels with the chain would lend to the cozy rustic look we were trying to achieve.
Find a stud! Make sure the hook you find is rated for heavy weight. Drill a pilot hole and then secure the hook to the ceiling.
Start hanging! Once the first one was up it helped us determine where the second one would go. We also were able to adjust the height a little bit.
Continue to make sure you're installing into a stud. We moved the chain around on the actual wheel to make sure they hung level.
- Chain (Home Depot)
- Quick Links (Home Depoit)
- Spray Paint (Home Depot)
- Wagon Wheels (Yard Sales)
Joanie on Jun 09, 2019
I seen these wagon wheels before and I still have to tell you I really like the look. You just need a seat or buggy for your living room.....or two horses. You aren't a Dutchmen are you? Great job
Sylvia Laura Ranyak on May 05, 2021
Great idea! Place in a room of your choice, mine would be the kitchen, so I can hang pots & pans or hang herbs to dry, so many choices.