Chandeliers are gorgeous, but they cost a pretty penny. Instead of a fancy ornamental style, the industrial look is making a comeback. What’s even better? You can build one yourself and save half the cost!
Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What’s that, you say? You’re totally DIYable?! Tell me more!
Five (5) simple steps are all it takes to make your own version of this stunning brass chandelier we spotted on Little Green Notebook. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure this is my next project!
In celebration of Modernism month at Curbly, we rounded up 20 of the best and coolest modern lighting projects on these here Interwebs. Yes, you read that right, TWENTY. So, put on your DIY pants, it’s time to get illuminated!
Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!
Party decor and DIY queen Jordan Ferney created this unique, hanging objet d’art from discarded plastic bottles (and a few coats of colorful spray paint). While this version isn’t a functioning chandelier in the traditional sense, it wouldn’t be difficult to string some low-wattage holiday lights throughout. (I’m thinking white bulbs with white strands/wires would look best here.) What do you think? Continue Reading
Jackie fell in love with DWI’s Cellula chandelier, which is pictured above, but its $2,730 price tag made it OUT of reach. Jackie then went to work, starting off with a visit to IKEA where she snagged a Tidig pendant. From there it was just a matter of accumulating crystals.
She used real glass crystals, which proved to be too heavy for the beading filament and crimp beads she intended to use to hang the beads, so she had to opt for 26 gauge wire. Continue Reading
Amy was so smitten with her friend Susan’s DIY capiz shell chandy, that she made one herself using Brenna’s tutorial, which she–Susan–spotted at Design Sponge. Got all that? No matter how the project got into Amy’s hands, I’m just glad it did, because it is one of the best DIY capiz shell chandy’s I’ve seen. The supplies to make one are deceptively ordinary and include the (now) customary wax paper & iron as well as an old lampshade which is canabalized to make the frame. Continue Reading
The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I’ve seen the aesthetic translated into wire–and I love it! It’s a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern. Of course, the best part is you can make it yourself!
There’s no denying that this oversized orb will make a big impact in any space, but its lacy construction is airy enough not to overpower the room (which is one of the things I love about it). Continue Reading
Yup, this little chandelier is made out of candy. Not sure of its longevity or if it would attract wee beasties, but for temporary applications, it doesn’t get much more charming. Laura is our instructor for this project, and here is her materials list: