Last week, Brooklyn Limestone wrote about a gorgeous beaded chandelier that I’ve seen all over the blogosphere, and lamented that it would be extremely difficult and time-consuming to recreate (which would be a must given the astronomical price tag). This weekend I picked up a copy of Do It Yourself magazine, and lo and behold – a DIY beaded chandelier! It’s not exactly the light fixture that Stefanie’s smitten over, but it’s certainly reminiscent of it.
Crazy expensive version by Marjorie Kouras Design:
Do-it-yourself version for a whole lot less:
The homeowners bought an $40 chandelier from Ikea and wooden spheres from a craft store. Using a drill, they strung a thin chain through the spheres and attached it to the chandelier.
This method uses far fewer beads than the pricey version, and would therefore cost less and be less time consuming to make. I imagine that it would look pretty cool if you spray-painted the chandelier white, and the wooden spheres turquoise. To spray paint the spheres, try stringing them up horizontally on a clothesline or fishing line.