Happy Friday, everyone! Is it raining where you are, too? I’m so glad I mowed our lawn yesterday. But on this dreary day, I have something to cheer you up! A DIY Orb Chandelier! Wait until you see it!
A very sweet friend of mine, Chris, read my blog the other day about revamping a chandelier and she sent me some pictures of a project a friend of hers did recently. (I love it when folks share their projects with me!!) So, Chris’s friend, Pattie Mattot, recently did a kitchen make over. And her chandelier got a make-over as well! As you know, orb lighting is all the rage these days. Personally, I have my eye on this beauty from Restoration Hardware. But they can be very pricey!
Pattie purchased this lovely chandelier about 11 years ago at Home Depot for about $75. It’s still very pretty and matches her kitchen beautifully, but along with a fresh kitchen, Pattie decided to spruce up the fixture a bit.
Pattie purchased an orb from ShopWildThings. This particular orb is $36.99 and is 24″ in diameter. It’s called a Wrought Iron Folding Ball Sphere and comes in brown and black.
And this is what Pattie did with the orb! Isn’t this the most clever idea ever? I absolutely love it!!
So, for about $37, Pattie totally updated and changed the look and feel of her chandelier! I went to the ShopWildThings website and they have a video (which I am sharing on my Facebook page) that shows how the orbs can be completely flattened for storage (and shipping) or to make it easy to fit the orb around a hanging chandelier or light fixture. Then you can just attach the orb to the chain at the top. GENIUS!
You could easily use these orbs to update any chandelier, even a crystal chandelier! (like the Restoration Hardware version) The shopwildthings website has a selection of different sizes and thicknesses of orbs you can buy. Now that I think about it, you could even paint the orbs to match your decor or project. Hmmm. I have a crystal chandelier (or two) in my stash that could use a little pick me up. Project! The website also sells chandeliers, home decor, and garlands of crystals for weddings, etc. Check it out if you get a chance!
I am so impressed with this clever idea and I thank Chris and Pattie for sharing it with me so I can share it with you! I love creative people so much!! And, one more time, the before and after!
Do you have a fun DIY light fixture you’d like to share? (Lynn B?) 😉
Thank you for stopping by to visit today! And thanks again to Pattie for allowing me to share this amazing chandelier make-over! I hope y’all have a lovely weekend! Let’s chat next week? xoxo Dell