See how you can do your own knock-off DIY chandelier inspired by Restoration Hardware. All you need is some rope and glue to get started. Read below to see how Jordin from I Love That pulled it off.
Submitted By I Love That
Hi my name is Jordin from the blog I Love That! I am constantly thinking a new ways to redecorate my house on a budget and rearranging it has become a hobby. I throw in my obsession for fashion and hunting for bargains too.
This has been the longest project ever. I mean normally my projects take along time but this was ridiculous. It really wasn’t all my fault, I underestimated how much jute cording this little project would take. Silly me thought 5 six foot spools from Wal-Mart would give me a good start, which it did. The problem was that Wal-Mart took their sweet time restocking the jute cord and when they did, it was two at a time. That was getting me no where, so I searched online for the Simplicity Jute Cord at other Wal-Mart’s and it turned up nothing. Finally, I found similar cord on Amazon.com in 10 yard spools. Four spools later, I was done!
So back to the chandelier, a long time ago I was in the sale room at Anthropologie and saw this awesome chandelier made of rope. I then saw some similar ones at Restoration Hardware.
So a light bulb went off (sorry), I can do that with my boring, came with the house, wrought iron chandelier in my dining room.
Materials that I used for my DIY chandelier
Clips (to hold cord in place)
So I got to wrapping…
Here are a few tips for those of you wanting to give it a try
- I tried not to cut the cord so I wasn’t piecing them together mid way.
- Use clips or clothes pins to hold the end in place while the glue dries
- You don’t need a ton of glue. I would line one side with glue then wrap the cord tight around the arm of the chandelier. The glue would spread itself around all sides of the arm.
- Pace yourself. I thought this would be a quick and easy project. I ended up doing it in sections because I would get tired.
Here is how it turned out
Now I am thinking my dining room needs a new wall color. Grey or White, maybe?
See what other people did to their DIY chandeliers by just clicking the image.
I am the husband of the amazing Cassity of Remodelaholic. I love to problem solve and to design and build things inside and outside the house to make life better. I am a professional Landscape Architect by trade and love the outdoors.