DIY Knock Off Light Fixture

2 Materials
4 Hours

I am so excited to team up with several of my blogging buddies for a DIY Knock Off Challenge! My sweet friend, Terrie from Decorating and More with Tip heads us up! The rules were that we had to find a higher end piece and share how we could make our own and on a budget!


The rules were as follows: We needed to find a piece we loved and be willing to create a similar piece plus make it budget friendly! Challenge accepted!


Home Depot had this beautiful light fixture, the Windsor 5 Light Antique White Chandelier; however, we did not want to spend $160 on a light fixture that would be outside , hanging in the weather. This light fixture was our inspiration for what we sorta-kinda had invisioned in our minds.


My husband had a fabulous idea to hang a light fixture from this old live oak tree that sits over our new outdoor dining space! Thrift shopping we had to go! And ya don’t have to pull my hand to go! We decided to use one of our Saturday morning’s to go thrifting for this light fixture, instead of working on our pole barn. Heck, we even NEEDED a break from working on our pole barn!


The first couple of places we went thrifting, we couldn’t find the exact light fixture that we had envisioned in our heads… on the third thrift store, we found a light fixture that we thought might work but it was a little to small for the space.

We decided to stop at one last thrift shop and we hit the jackpot! We found this light fixture and although I would love it to be a bit larger, we thought it would work for now! At $19, it was definitely a great buy!


Next, we headed to Home Depot for supplies! I used Rustoleum White Spray Paint in a Hammered finish. This is my favorite brand of spray paint, evenly coats, no drips when used correctly and under $6!


I grabbed a 12 count tapered candlesticks from Target for $3.00!


Head on over to my instagram and you can watch my reel of how I diy’ed our thrifted light fixture! First, I removed the glass globes. Next, I applied two coats of spray paint on all sides, leaving a couple hours drying time, in between.

Super easy! I just love how it turned out! The hammered finish gives it a rustic farmhouse feel to our outdoor space!

I spent $28 total on our diy light fixture! I hope that y’all have found some budget friendly inspiration here and that you will hop on over to the other ladies! I know you will love their DIY Knock Off’s, as well! Head on over to my friend Cindy’s blog at Cloches and Lavender for her DIY!


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  • Deb Deb on Apr 29, 2021

    This is beautiful! How do you handle the risk of hot wax dripping/being blown onto your table or your guests?

  • Roxann Helm Roxann Helm on May 22, 2021


    On your filigree vanity mirror tray frame with buttons that spell HOME may I please ask what is the best glue to use to glue the buttons to the burlap? Thank you so much, Roxann

  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 30, 2022

    Instead of the clunky solar lights I see on similar projects how about using faux candles? I have seen them on Amazon some with timers that look real.

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  • Shae Shae on May 01, 2021

    Oh it looks so pretty! I have some solar lights too!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on May 02, 2021

    It looks terrific and I hope mine comes out great also. Your post is timely - I am just about to work on a similar chandelier with solar lights to hang outside from a tree. I hope it actually throws some light as my backyard is dark when I go out with the dog alone.

    • Shae Shae on May 02, 2021

      Oh I would love to see yours finished! I’m actually working on a solar light project today! Blog comes out on Wednesday!