DIY Chandelier - mlweaving_marji
a while back i was soliciting help for my master bathroom in general, and then specifically i was looking for ideas for a chandelier to be centered in front of our clawfoot tub.
i'm a total DIY-er, so when mlweaving_marji suggested a DIY project, i wasn't very phased by it and it seemed an obvious choice.
that said, this project sucked! if you don't have anything else going on and can just enjoy and take your time, by all means, give it a go. but if you're busy and have any sort of time crunch to get it done, this isn't a good DIY project in my opinion!
anyway, i do like how it turned out and wanted to share.
the first inspiration photo was the marjouri skouras chandelier that retails for $6900!
There's a similar one from Curry & Co that retails for around $4000.
This was my final light purchase after already going WAY over budget on the rest of the house. So, neither of those were in the budget, and the colors weren't quite right for my palette either.
Also, as much as I love the look of the light source hidden behind the beads, I found this beautiful fixture in action and decided the shadows this type of light casts is not good for a master bathroom. I'd have polka dot makeup!
So instead I bought this light from Ballard:
It was $250 but I had a coupon, and then I bought about $50 of beads in bulk. The particular beads I bought were sealed and didn't take paint well, but two coats of chalk paint did the trick. I also faux painted the dark bronze finish to make it look like galvanized metal to tie in with my vanity fixtures.
Stringing them was a disaster that resulted in starting over again after getting halfway done. If you want all the specifics of my misery, I'm linking to my blog below.
Otherwise I'll just share some photos. The photo isn't doing it any justice, but we were in a hurry to get it put away. I'm really happy with the outcome so thanks for the encouragement to tackle this one!
Here is a link that might be useful: My Blog - A Nugget and a Doodle