Thursday, February 10, 2011

DIY Chandelier

Our Saturdays have quickly become "Project Saturdays", and we love it! Am I glad I married a handy husband, or what??

A couple weeks ago I saw a DIY project that was inspired by the below Pottery Barn chandelier. Amazing and right up by style alley! I love anything rustic so this made me drool.


So Daniel and I made our own! Here are pictures of a few stages:

Daniel did all the electrical work himself. We just bought 18/2 black cable, he cut it to size, ran it through the mason jar lid, & attached a lamp socket to the end.



He also built the box it hung from out of an old palette from his work's warehouse. It was perfect. (Sorry didn't get a good picture of that before he hung it)

Before:


After:



It looks so much better in person! These were taken with my phone...sorry for the poor quality. We find ourselves just sitting at the dining room table just to enjoy the chandelier (lame, I know)...

26 comments:

  1. Anna, this is fabulous in an unreal, I can't-believe-y'all-made-that kind of way!

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  2. It really is an awesome chandelier!! it totally dresses the room! =)

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  3. That is so amazing - I'm in awe! If only I understood electrics I'd try it myself!

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  4. I was wondering how they were all attached inside the box. Did you have to worry about amps and wattage? I love it! What a fantastic idea, I'd like to try it myself. I can manage the wire to the light socket bit but I'm not too sure about how I would attach it all to the box at the ceiling. Any help you could offer would be great. Thanks!

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  5. I agree with Laureen! I just need more info on how *exactly* it was done? I really want to try this!

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  6. do the jars get terribly hot?

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  7. Love this but the yellow/orange does not show up well..... It's very hard to read

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  8. What did you use for the box? thanks!

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  9. My wife and I are planning on making something like what you have done. How were the lights attached inside the box? Can you post or send pictures?

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  10. I agree w/others who need more help with inside the box. H-E-L-P

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  11. I suspect those jars get pretty hot, so maybe add a few drilled/punched holes in the lids to allow air flow?

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  12. That is a fantastic chandelier! I stumbled across your blog from Pinterest, and it's so cute!

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  13. Hi! I enjoy your blog, but the yellow writing on yellow background makes for difficult reading! Would be nice if you could pick a different colour! Thanks

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  14. Gorgeous! Just what I am looking for--thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. Hello, I would love to try my hand at this! It is beautiful!. Where did you get the wire from? I'm having a hard time finding something similar. Thanks alot!

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  16. You need to add ventilation to the jars or you WILL fry the sockets.

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  17. Can't read the khaki colored text on the khaki print background, sorry. Only can read the part on the white background. The blue lettering shows up just fine.

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  18. love this light fixture, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Where did you find the wire and sockets?

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  20. Love the look. I am hoping to do something similar in my kitchen and dining room. What did you do to secure the flat lids to the rings?

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  21. Great idea but why is this in a yellow font against a gray background? I can't read a thing.

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  22. I must say that I believe your project looks very interesting. However your color choice of orange and gray as well as
    blue on gray sucks!
    very hard to read.

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