Orb Chandelier DIY


I have really been loving orb chandeliers! I knew I wanted one in our new place, but I didn't have the budget to buy a $1000 chandelier!  So I decided to make my own!

These are a few of my inspirations:
Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware

Our Boat House
Our Boat House

Layla Grayce
Layla Grayce


And this is my version! Total cost was around $25!
Orb Chandelier DIY

Orb Chandelier tutorial

I bought this brass light fixture from the thrift store for $1 and it has been in my closet for a couple of years waiting to be transformed. I considered using metal plant hangers to create the caged look, but the cost for the size I needed was around $35 each and that was a little more than I wanted to spend. So I had an epiphany...embroidery hoops!


What you need:
  • Thrifted light fixture
  • 2 large embroidery hoops (this will be 4 hoops total)
  • Rust-Oleum spray paint (Oil Rubbed Bronze)
  • E6000 glue
  • Drill and screw
  • Hand saw
What to do: 
  • The best way to assemble this is to hang the chandelier from a pole positioned between two chairs.  (I did the first coat of spray paint before I put it together but I recommend waiting until it is completely assembled)
  • First use a hand saw to saw off the blocks that hold the screws on the embroidery hoops, and also make a cut in one of the solid hoops. 
  • Vertically assemble the 3 cut hoops until you like the spacing, attach with E6000 to the top of the chandelier.  It might not look that pretty on the top but don't worry you won't be able to see.
Orb Chandelier tutorial 
  • Drill a hole through all three hoops at the bottom and connect them with a screw.
Orb Chandelier tutorial
  • Now horizontally add the fourth hoop around the other 3 hoops and secure with a little glue.Orb Chandelier tutorial
  • The final step is to spray paint.  It took two cans of Rust-Oleum to completely cover everything.
Orb Chandelier tutorial

I love how it turned out!
Orb Chandelier DIY

Orb Chandelier DIY
Orb Chandelier DIY










6 comments:

  1. I love orb chandys!!! Great DIY!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  2. I had to look at this closely to see that they were embroidery hoops! These are amazing!

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  3. Very impressive. At first glance, I thought this DIY was going to be very difficult but it looks like this is something I could actually take on! :)

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  4. Wow this really is beautiful! You did a great job. I want to try this with a two tiered chandelier! I will let you know how it turns out!

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  5. Lovely! What size hoops did you use? :)

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  6. Very clever! I love this idea, and plan to borrow it! ;)

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