Remodelaholic http://www.remodelaholic.com Let us help you remodel your house from builder grade to BEAUTIFUL! DIY projects that reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, and remodel on a budget! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:15:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Craft Cabinet Makeover http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/craft-cabinet-makeover/ http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/craft-cabinet-makeover/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:15:23 +0000 http://www.remodelaholic.com/?p=60568 Hey Everyone,  Corey  here from Sawdust2stitches.    I know that many DIYer’s  have an abundance of “stuff”,  tools,  supplies, projects etc…  Another  common  trait of  DIYer’s  is the need to make things look “pretty”.  Combine those two factors with my over-the-top  need for organization  and I  can become a little bit of a crazy person. […]

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Hey Everyone,  Corey  here from Sawdust2stitches.    I know that many DIYer’s  have an abundance of “stuff”,  tools,  supplies, projects etc…  Another  common  trait of  DIYer’s  is the need to make things look “pretty”.  Combine those two factors with my over-the-top  need for organization  and I  can become a little bit of a crazy person. Some days the only thing that  keeps me sane is; Diet Coke, and totes,  lots and lots of totes.

( As made evident  here, here, and literally  every closet in my home.)

Computer desk into organized craft cabinet | Sawdust2Stitches on Remodelaholic.com #craftroom #storage #makeover


When it came to organizing all my crafting/office supplies,   I was struggling.  I actually  don’t do a lot of “crafting”,  so I didn’t  feel that my  craft supplies warranted an entire room.   But where  could  I put it all and still have it easily accessible ? Maybe a craft cabinet?

My solution= Craigslist.

Let me make on thing VERY clear.  This picture was NOT taken in  my home.  This was the image that the original  owners supplied on Craigslist.  ( Note  to self : Write a tutorial about staging)

How to Turn a Computer Desk into a Craft Cabinet

craft cabinet before ss

 It’s not much to look at,  but a solid wood cabinet for $35.00  it would work!

I quickly got to work and  gave it a nice paint job, and added some custom modifications to accommodate various larger items in my craft cabinet.  You can read  all the  fun details  here .

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I was content with my craft cabinet for quite  a while,  until  started to notice a pattern. The top desk area  became my “catch all” clutter spot.  It was driving me crazy.  I am very much an “everything has a place and everything in it’s place”  type of gal.   I was  just stacking bins in an effort to organize it,   until one day  I had HAD IT.  I went into the garage, and  came back  in carrying my “heavy duty hammer”.  (That’s when you know  I mean business.)

  I busted out the existing cubbies.  They  weren’t  bad,  but they  were  blocking  its ultimate potential.  So, out they came!

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I took some measurements and went out to the garage.

  Fortunately I had some  boards that would work perfect for shelves left over from various projects!

 I  cut boards the width of my cabinet,  these would become my shelves.  I also cut boards the height of my  bins,  these would become my dividers.  Once everything was cut,  I sanded them all in preparation for paint.

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 I proceeded to prime, and paint.

Once  everything was dry,  I was ready to install!

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Once supports  are in in desired positions. Balance the shelf on top  of them.  I secured them in place by nailing through the shelf into the supports below.

Install  supports and shelf

Repeat process as many times as applicable.

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 Purely  for aesthetics I added trim to the outer edge. :)

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 Ta -da!  Look at all the crap you can fit in there !  I love it!  I also love that when you have to get something out of the bottom  bin you don’t have to rearrange the entire  cabinet to access it .  Ain’t NOBODY got time for that.

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craft cabinet makeoverThis  just  makes me happy!  Everything in its place. craft  cabinet makeover remeodelaholic… and no one would know, it is a freestanding craft room.  craft  cabinet overhaul remodelaholic

 Have a great day, and take luck,

Corey

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Bohemian Chic – Decorating with Texture & Pattern http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/bohemian-chic-decorating-texture-pattern/ http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/bohemian-chic-decorating-texture-pattern/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:15:00 +0000 http://www.remodelaholic.com/?p=60458 Hello again! I’m Dawn from DesigningDawn.com back this month with another mood-board for your decoration inspiration. If you’ve missed any of my previous inspiration posts here on Remodelaholic, you can always check those out here. Last month, I ventured out of my all-daughter comfort zone to create an inspiration board for a campy little boy’s […]

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Hello again! I’m Dawn from DesigningDawn.com back this month with another mood-board for your decoration inspiration. If you’ve missed any of my previous inspiration posts here on Remodelaholic, you can always check those out here.

Last month, I ventured out of my all-daughter comfort zone to create an inspiration board for a campy little boy’s room. This time around, I thought it would be fun to venture into another as-yet unfamiliar bedroom zone– a teenage girl’s room. I’ve had my share of designing rooms for little girls, like the one I created for my oldest daughter, and the moodboard (room currently still in progress) I’ve been working off of for my newborn’s nursery:

Designing Dawn girl room Designing Dawn girl room

But a teenage room is new territory. I’m thinking something fun and bright, but a tad more grown up with more sophisticated finishes. Now that it’s officially fall, I’ve been so inspired by the warm colors, textures and patterns of eclectic bohemian style, and I thought it would be fun to create a space with a fun, collected feel to it. Check out some of my inspiration photos below:

Bohemian Chic: decorating with texture and pattern @Remodelaholic

Found on apartmenttherapy.com

Bohemian Chic: decorating with texture and pattern @Remodelaholic

Found on ruffledblog.com

Bohemian Chic: decorating with texture and pattern @Remodelaholic

Found on thestir.cafemom.com

Bohemian Chic: decorating with texture and pattern @Remodelaholic

Found on gypsyriver.com.au

Bohemian Chic: decorating with texture and pattern @Remodelaholic

Found on aelitavintage.com

Bohemian Chic: decorating with texture and pattern @Remodelaholic

Found on myeecarlyle.com.au

So with all these beautiful images floating around in my mind, I set out to create my own mood board for a bohemian chic girl’s room that incorporates texture and pattern for a beautiful, collected feeling. Here’s what I came up with:

Bohemian Chic / Designing Dawn -- Decorating with texture and pattern on Remodelaholic.comClick here to see all the sources for this Olioboard Mood Board.

How to Decorate in Bohemian Chic Style

Bohemian style can be a little tricky in my opinion. The key is to make the space look like it was collected over time, with rich textures and patterns that showcase a free-spirited lifestyle. However, that can easily turn into a room with a bunch of mismatched junk that looks like a hodgepodge of leftover items, instead of a purposeful well-designed space. So here are some of my tips for creating a space that looks collected, but intentional.

Carry through a color scheme. In this space, I’ve chosen to use pink as the main bright color that ties different aspects of the room together. There are a lot of patterns going on, but a pop of pink sprinkled through different elements visually ties everything together.

Neutrals are your friend. It can be easy to get carried away with color in this type of design, but remember that texture can be just as interesting. Incorporating pieces with rich textures– like poufs and rugs, a woven chair, or rustic side table, can create a lot of visual power while still letting your main color scheme keep the room balanced.

Natural textures create warmth. It just wouldn’t be bohemian without a healthy dose of nature! Bringing in wood tones, rustic woven elements, and live plants helps create that feeling of harmony with nature that bohemian style is known for.

And finally, curate what you love. The only way to really make a room feel like a true collection of loved items is to incorporate personality into the space. Whether it’s a collection of items, like the mirrors in the mood board above, a hand-stitched family quilt, or personal art or sketches, make sure that your space includes items that have meaning to you. It’s the easiest way to get genuine warmth and a truly collected feeling in your space.

As always, thank you to Cassity & the Remodelaholic team for having me here each month. If you like what you see, be sure to visit me over on my blog, DesigningDawn, or follow along on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Have a great day, friends!

-Dawn

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Get inspired with these lovely teen girl rooms, too!

Teen Girl Bedroom Collage

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How to Install a Sliding TV Platform http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/install-sliding-tv-platform/ http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/install-sliding-tv-platform/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:15:13 +0000 http://www.remodelaholic.com/?p=60424 Hi Remodelaholic friends. It’s Kayla and Justin back from Home Coming to share one of our latest DIY/furniture projects. As part of our Master Suite remodel, Justin built us a Custom Dresser in a closet nook behind our sliding door.  Rather than hang one of those unsightly ceiling mounts for our TV, we liked the […]

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Hi Remodelaholic friends. It’s Kayla and Justin back from Home Coming to share one of our latest DIY/furniture projects.

As part of our Master Suite remodel, Justin built us a Custom Dresser in a closet nook behind our sliding door.  Rather than hang one of those unsightly ceiling mounts for our TV, we liked the idea of having an inconspicuous area to hide the TV from sight when we weren’t using it, so the nook with our built-in dresser seemed to be the perfect option. Because our bed was not facing this dresser space head-on, we needed a solution to pull the TV out of the nook so we could see from the bed. So Justin came up with the brilliant idea to build a Sliding TV Platform

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

The building of this platform was fairly simple. He took a piece of plywood and cut it 1/2″ smaller than the top of our dresser. Then glued and nailed an 1-1/2″ x 3/4″ select pine board for the face. He then sanded the platform and I applied two coats of Dark Oak stain, and three coats of polyurethane spray to seal the piece.

Pretty simple.

We’re going to take a bit more time to walk through the installation of the sliding platform since that’s what took the most time.

How to Install a Sliding TV Platform.

Step One:

We purchased one set of Blum Undermount Drawer Guides from Rockler and mapped out where this would be installed on the top of our dresser before drilling any holes. Each piece should be set tight to the wall and flush to the face frame.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Step Two:

Then, using a 1/4″ drill bit, Justin drilled a hole in the back of each corner of the sliding platform. This hole will be used to attach the back of the platform to the drawer guide.  There will be a hook that inserts into this hole that attaches the platform to the drawer guide (this will be part of the instructions coming with the drawer guide you purchase).

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Step Three:

Measure twice, drill once.

Since this sliding platform is not a typical drawer, Justin layed the platform in place to test out where the locking brackets would need to be mounted to the underside of the platform before actually screwing any holes.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Step Four:

Based on the measurements he just took, Justin screwed one of the locking brackets into place using screws provided.  Complete this on both corners.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Step Five:

Laying the platform in place, Justin slid the mounting hooks in the previously drilled hole on the back of the platform.  Then, he pushed the platform into place so the drawer glides will attach to the locking brackets. They will only attach if the platform is pushed all the way to the back/closed position.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Step Five:

Adjust glides until the platform is level.

He tested out the drawer glides a couple of times and had a few adjustments to make using the slider adjustment on the locking mechanism. These adjustments tilted the platform up (or down) a little to make it level with the dresser.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

After a little bit of adjusting, it slid smoothly.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Handy, right?

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

Then it was just a matter of hooking up the cable to our TV!

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

So here’s our Sliding TV Platform tucked away in our closet nook.

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

And here’s what it looks like when it’s slid out!

How to build a Sliding TV Platform | Home Coming for Remodelaholic.com

So there it is! We’ve already used it a couple of times for late night movies (or pre-season football games for Justin).

Want to follow along with our other tutorials and DIYs? Follow us on Home Coming!

 

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Need more ideas for TV storage and “hiding”?

Build a TV frame from reclaimed fence wood

reclaimed wood tv frame

Build/update a media center

or, be a little crazy like us and hide it in a (non-working) fireplace!

Valentines mantel and TV in fireplace (7 of 8)

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Divided Bookcase Building Plan http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/divided-bookcase-building-plan/ http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/divided-bookcase-building-plan/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.remodelaholic.com/?p=60690 Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt with another build plan for you.  If you missed last week’s Glass Message Board you will want to check it out here.  The inspiration for this week’s project is this cute and slightly rustic bookcase, from the Netherlands.  Do you love it too?    How to Build a Divided Bookcase […]

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Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt with another build plan for you.  If you missed last week’s Glass Message Board you will want to check it out here.  The inspiration for this week’s project is this cute and slightly rustic bookcase, from the Netherlands.  Do you love it too?

Best kid's bookcase-post office

 

 How to Build a Divided Bookcase

Here are the overall dimensions of our version of the divided bookcase.

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Materials

  • 4 – 1″ x 10″ x 8′ pine boards (If your store carries 1 x 10 x 10′ boards you only need 2 – 1 x 10 x 10′ and 1 – 1 x 10 x 8′ boards.)
  • 1 – 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′ plywood
  • 1 – 1/4″ x 4′ x 4′ plywood
  • 1 sheet 1/8″ hardboard or 1/8″ plywood for back, optional
  • 36 – 1 1/2″ – 2″ nails or screws
  • 1 1/2″ – 2″ brad nails
  • wood glue
  • wood filler
  • stain or paint and primer
  • sandpaper

Cut List

Quantity Thickness Width Length Material Description
2 3/4″ 9 1/4″ 54″ Pine board Sides
2 3/4″ 8 3/8″ 26 3/4″ Pine board Top & bottom
4 3/4″ 8 3/8″ 26 3/4″ Pine board Middle Shelves
6 3/4″ 1 1/2″ 26 3/4″ Pine board Shelf Fronts
55 1/4″ 8 3/8″ 10″ Plywood Dividers
1 1/8″ 26 3/4″ 51 3/4″ Plywood Back

Step 1

Cut 2 of the 1 x 10 (actual 3/4″ x 9 1/4″) boards to 54″ long, set aside for later.

Cut 6 of the 1 x 10 boards to 26 3/4″ long.  Trim the edges of the boards to 8 3/8″ wide.   We need to make dado grooves for the dividers to slide into.  The dado’s are 1/4″ wide and 1/8″ deep.  When making the dado cuts always measure and cut from the same end, so if there is variation, all of the boards are the same.  You may want to mark which end you are measuring from.

Make the following dado cuts on 2 of the 26 3/4″ boards.  These are the top and bottom pieces.  Make sure the 1/4″ plywood will fit in the dado slot, adjust as necessary.

Free project plans to build a rustic divided bookcase on Remodelaholic.com

On the other 4 boards that are 26 3/4″ long, make the dado cuts on both sides.

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Step 2

Cut out 55 – 1/4″ x 10″ tall  x 8 3/8″ deep dividers.  Dryfit the dividers and shelves together, make adjustments as necessary.

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 Step 3

The shelves and dividers will be inset 3/4″ from the front of the sides.  The lowest shelf will start at 1 1/2″ from the bottom.  Glue and nail or screw the bottom shelf to the sides.

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Lightly glue the dividers into place on the bottom shelf and add the next shelf.  The next shelf is installed 12″ from the bottom of the sides.  Glue and nail or screw the next shelf into place.

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Repeat for all of the shelves and dividers.

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Step 4

Cut 6 – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x about 26 3/4″ pieces of wood.  Trim to fit these pieces to fit on the front of each shelf.  Glue and secure the shelf fronts with 1 1/2″ – 2″ brad nails.  Nail and secure the back plywood into place.

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Step 5

To finish the divided bookcase, fill the nail holes and cracks with wood filler. After the filler is dry, lightly sand the wood until smooth. If staining, apply wood conditioner and stain as directed. If painting, prime and paint with your favorite color.  Apply a top coat.

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There are a lot of great uses for this fun divided bookcase.  Let kids use it for a post office, or to sort and display their favorite treasures.  It can be used to organize your craft supplies.  Turn this bookcase onto it’s side, and you have a paper sorting station, do you remember your teacher using one in school?  You can add decorative legs to the bottom, or place it on a desk.

Enjoy your new divided bookcase!

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Looking for more shelving solutions?
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25 DIY Shelving Ideas
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Remodelaholic Featuring YOU! http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/remodelaholic-featuring/ http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/remodelaholic-featuring/#respond Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:15:00 +0000 http://www.remodelaholic.com/?p=60747 Happy Saturday! I hope you’re all enjoying your projects this weekend, and thanks for being part of our Remodelaholic community. We really love being part of your DIYing and seeing that you use our project plans or find inspiration from what our team posts, so please, keep commenting and letting us see your projects! If […]

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Happy Saturday! I hope you’re all enjoying your projects this weekend, and thanks for being part of our Remodelaholic community. We really love being part of your DIYing and seeing that you use our project plans or find inspiration from what our team posts, so please, keep commenting and letting us see your projects!

If you have a blog, you can link up at our monthly Remodelaholics Anonymous party. No blog? No problem! Just find us on Facebook here! Message us your photo(s) and a description of your project, which we will then share with the Remodelaholic Facebook community (with your permission, of course). Just look at some of the reader projects we’ve seen recently (see details and more photos in the album here, or click on each photo to see it in the album).

Summer made a kid-sized version of our computer desk. Find the original plans here.

DIY Computer Desk - FREE plans! Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Belle mustered up the courage to paint these lovely BOLD stripes! (See 100 interior painting ideas here.)Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Kellie painted an old TV unit and repurposed it as a shoe armoire. She reports that it currently holds 56 pairs of shoes/boots plus more small shoes in the bottom drawers!
TV Unit to Shoe Armoire | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Aimee remodeled her 100+ year old bathroom using tin tiles. Bathroom Remodel | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

And she also made this great porch swing from two old chairs! (Details over on the Facebook page.)Porch Swing from 2 Chairs | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Reese moved the washer/dryer to the garage and turned the laundry nook into a home office — love the penny tiles (which are actual pennies! like we featured here.)
Laundry Nook into Office | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Jody showed how to turn an IKEA bunk bed into two separate storage platform beds (details over in the Facebook album).IKEA Bunk Bed into Storage Platform Bed | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Donna sent in a picture of the ice box patio table she built and stained in a lovely eggplant purple color. Find the original building plans, courtesy of Kruse’s Workshop, hereDIY Patio Table in Eggplant Purple | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Danielle turned a console TV into a pet bed.Console TV to Doggie Bed | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

And she also turned an old mantel in a bookshelf! She even installed a power strip and drilled some extra holes to hide any cords. (See the photos larger over in the album.)Mantel into Bookcase | Reader projects featured on Remodelaholic.com #diy #remodelaholic

Pretty impressive, right?!?

Whether you’ve used one of our plans, followed a tutorial, been inspired by something we shared, or just want to show off your awesome creativity — send us a picture!

Got a question or want some design opinion? You can share those, too! You can ask our Q&A expert, Jackie, a question here, or you can message us on Facebook and we’ll pass your question along to fellow Remodelaholics there.

Thanks again and happy (and safe) DIYing!

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DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier Knockoff http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/diy-crystal-orb-chandelier-knockoff/ http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/09/diy-crystal-orb-chandelier-knockoff/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:15:00 +0000 http://www.remodelaholic.com/?p=51638 Designer lighting is so lovely to drool over, but the prices are enough to make your heart stop! So it’s a match made in heaven when you find a piece that you love that is totally DIY-able! Just see how our guest today saved a whole lotta cash by creating a knockoff of the gorgeous […]

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Designer lighting is so lovely to drool over, but the prices are enough to make your heart stop! So it’s a match made in heaven when you find a piece that you love that is totally DIY-able! Just see how our guest today saved a whole lotta cash by creating a knockoff of the gorgeous crystal orb chandelier from Restoration Hardware:
How to create a crystal orb chandelier like Restoration Hardware | Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic.com #knockoff #chandelier #lighting #diy

Starting with a thrift store chandelier saved Teryn some money, but you can even start with a purchased one (like these under $100) and end up with a look you love at a price you can afford! If Restoration Hardware isn’t your style, try one of these other lovely DIY chandeliers (and read below for instructions on making your own RH chandelier).
And give Teryn a warm welcome back to Remodelaholic! [You can see her first guest appearance (her gorgeous bathroom makeover!) here.]

How to Make a Crystal Orb Chandelier Like Restoration Hardware’s
by Teryn from Vintage Romance Style

How to create a crystal orb chandelier like Restoration Hardware | Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic.com #knockoff #chandelier #lighting #diy

H,i I’m Teryn from Vintage Romance Style.  DIY + women’s lifestyle to help you live your happiest life. My saying is always “Your home doesn’t have to be expensive to make you happy.” Also your home doesn’t have to be a carbon copy of anything you see. Whether it be magazines, stores or even other blogs. Be unique and decorate like YOU love it!  Grab a cup of coffee or a cherry coke and hop on over to my blog to find even more home decor inspiration on a budget, recipes, crafts and beauty!
crystal orb chandelier diy, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
Today I am beyond excited to share my first ever Restoration Hardware knockoff!
I love everything Restoration Hardware but not their prices.
I was looking at their amazing website when I came across this.
restoration hardware chandelier, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
I knew their had to be a way to DIY on a budget!
So I started researching and slept on it for a few nights to figure out the easy as pie way to do it.
Let me tell you, it was pretty simple and once you figure it out, it only took me about an hour!
I’ve seen other complex tutorials but this one is not!
Here is what you need:
1. A flea market or thrift store chandelier. Mine is vintage from a flea market a few years ago.
chandelier before, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
 
2. High Tensile fencing wire around $20. I actually got mine from Lowes by the fencing section outdoors.
use fencing wire to create crystal orb chandelier
3. Big pliers to cut the very thick wire.
tools to make a crystal orb chandelier, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
I used Kobalt 9 inch Linesman Pliers from Lowes. They are HIGH leverage pliers. $13
4. Spray paint that matches your chandelier.
spray paint crystal orb chandelier, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
I used Valspar metallic gold from Lowes. $5
Here’s how I did it…
 
1. I stood on a chair and took the wire and put a circle of it around top to bottom to see how big you want your circle. Clip the wire 2 inches longer than what you need and safely get off the chair.
how to create a crystal orb chandelier like Restoration Hardware step 1, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
you will have what look like this wire circle.
This first circle will be your template for all the others.
I HAVE 8 ARMS ON MY CHANDELIER SO I CUT 4 CIRCLE FOR THE BASE OF THE BALL. Then I cut 3 more to make it more orb like.
So for an 8 armed chandelier use 7 wire circles.
how to create a crystal orb chandelier like Restoration Hardware step 2, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
Hold the end of the wire and bend it down. Do this to both sides of the circle.
Once the first circle is made, make 6 more circles using the 1st one as a template.
Once your circles are done take them outside to spray paint.
how to create a crystal orb chandelier like Restoration Hardware step 3, Vintage Romance Style featured on Remodelaholic
Spray paint one side and let it dry then flip them over and spray paint the other side. Let the 2nd side dry and then you are ready to put them on your chandelier!
You will put the first 4 on to make the foundation. Pick one arm of the chandelier and make the circle line up with the direct opposite arm until all 8 arms are taken up by 4 wire circles. Hook each of the 4 circles to the top.
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*1-4 wire will be vertical circles. I was so excited I forgot to snap a picture of the first 4.
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5-7 will be hooked on eachother.
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#5 is horizontal and 6&7 cris cross eachother.
The reason why these hold on is because it is a tight squeeze and they hook onto each other holding everything tight.
Once you have all 7 on your can tweak the spacing and make sure everything is holding nice and tight and you are done!
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COST BREAK DOWN:

Valspar spray paint- $5

High tensile wire- $20

High leverage wire cutters- $13

Chandelier- It depends if you already have one, buy it brand new or from a thrift store/flea market

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Wall color- Valspar CREAM IN MY COFFEE

Typography wall art- you can check out my tutorial HERE

Mirror- from a local thrift store

Cream curtains- luxury table cloths from Homegoods

See what else I created with those curtains/table cloths HERE !

 

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LOVE the look, Teryn! Thanks for sharing!!

Remodelaholics, be sure to check out Vintage Romance Style for more lovely budget-friendly DIYs, like dyed dropcloth curtains or a pink cuckoo clock!

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