DIY Chandelier

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Ive been working on a major bathroom remodel and wanted to save some money as I got closer to the end. I had my eye in this chandelier but after weeks of buying renovation supplies I just couldn't stomach the price! I had an old fixture that I previously pulled the wood beads off to repurpose and decided to give it a new look for REALLY cheap!

The inspiration fixture

The old fixture I decided to use

First, I spray painted the fixture gold with my favorite spray paint.

Next, I cut these plastic sheets into 3x6 inch strips. I had originally bough this material to make stencils but they came in handy here! They were a little more see through than I wanted so I doubled them up.

I used this handy tool to cut faster and straighter. Totally cut my finger once too 😅

I found these fish hook earrings at my local craft store that worked perfectly for hanging the plastic strips.

The fixture I had already had these little hoops inside that I hung the earrings from. One by one it started to take shape!

I still wasn’t too sure how it was going to look but once hung it was beautiful! The plastic filtered the light so nicely.

Suggested materials:
  • Stencil Sheets
  • Fish hook earrings
  • Spray paint
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  • Cj57 Cj57 on Oct 31, 2021

    I do a lot of plastic creations myself, have been looking for a cutter, just wondering, I think it says circut? where did you purchase (seems to be the right sz I need for my projects) Thx.

  • Donna Turner Donna Turner on Nov 06, 2021

    Such a smart idea! The only difference I see from the original is how much straighter it hangs. Do you think if the plastic was trimmed narrower then they would hang straight like the original?

    just a thought…. I love it!

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