Monday, January 6, 2014

DIY Crystal Iron Orb Chandelier

I just love chandeliers! I would have one in every room if my husband would let me ;) I think they add class and charm to a room with very little effort! Sometime last year, we were walking by Restoration Hardware and saw this absolutely stunning orb chandelier with lots of sparkly crystals! It was just breathtaking! I peeked at the price tag and saw a whopping $2,295.00. Whoa, that's a lot of money to spend on ceiling lighting, even if it is breathtaking. I was determined to recreate that piece at a much more affordable price, and that brings us to today's post!


I lucked out at one of my shopping trips to Homegoods, and scored an iron orb for only $24.99! I was so stinkin' excited, I think I literally squealed!! Next, I headed to Lowe's and picked up hanging light, similar to this one for less than $40. Once I was home, my husband drilled a hole through the iron orb on one end and fed the light cord through, and then we hung it! And when I say "we", I mean my husband ;)

I was absolutely thrilled with how it turned out with such little effort! We kept it that way for a little while before I added crystals. I bought my crystals from Save On Crafts.com, click here for crystals! Let me warn you, if you haven't been to this site before, brace yourself, you're going to be browsing for hours! Their prices are incredible and their stuff is great quality! I bought stuff for my wedding from there and that's why I decided to go back!

Anyways, I bought 2 6 foot strands of crystal garland. I began to play around with a design, attaching the crystals to the orb using fish-line and knotting it. I had about 2 feet of crystals left, so I didn't use them all. On another occasion, I was at Hobby Lobby and spotted some raindrop crystals in a 3-pack and snatched those up real quick using my 40% off coupon! Once I got home and showed them to my husband, he opened them up and realized they were magnetic, even better!! Again, I may have squealed with excitement :)

This project cost me a total of $88!!! It's not as fancy as the Restoration Hardware chandy, but it's so beautiful and the perfect addition over our kitchen table!

So, what do you think?








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57 comments :

  1. I LOVE this! What a beautiful light and as you said so much more affordable than restoration hardware's version.

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! The price is incomparable, isn't it? Have a great week :)

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  2. What a great idea!! I am going to start stalking my local Homegoods tomorrow - thanks for sharing this project!!

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    1. You know, quite honestly I think I'm going to be on the look out for more of these orbs myself ;) Hope you're able to find one!! Thanks a ton for stopping by and checking it out!

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  3. How fabulous! I think I prefer your version over the stores version. I like the chunkiness of the it. Much more of a statement piece this way I think.

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    1. Robin, you're too sweet! You put a huge smile on my face, thank you so much :) I hope you come back soon!!

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  4. This is a genius project - I love it!

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  5. You did a fantastic job re-creating theirs.. They need to look at your version to get a few pointers... And it looks perfect over your table.. !!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jamala!! I really appreciate your kind words <3

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  6. Wow! I really love this! I would be jumping up and down to find an orb like that at that price, too. What a great find and you turned it into a fabulous piece with your special touches. I would love if you linked up this project at the Link It or Lump It Link Party! http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/01/link-it-or-lump-it-party-20-plus.html

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa! I can't wait to stop by ;)

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  7. I love your take on this light, it's gorgeous! I'd love for you to link this up at Link'n Blogs Link Party! Hope to see you there! http://learningcreatingliving.blogspot.com/2014/01/linkn-blogs-7.html

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    1. You're awesome Katelyn, thanks so much for the sweet support!!

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  8. This looks amazing! Great idea, I have been wanting an orb chandy and this project looks manageable. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope you give it a try Tammy!! Such a charming statement piece to any space, thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I think I'm going to be on the look out for more of these attractive crystal chandelier myself , Thanks a ton for stopping by and checking it out.

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  10. what a great
    knock-off project
    and the chandy
    turned out beautifully

    looks really high-end!

    would love for you
    to share on Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

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  11. You have a great eye seeing the orb as a light fixture, it never fails to amaze me how crafters/bloggers can turn one thing into something different that's decorative and useable. You and your hubs did a fantastic job making your one of a kind light fixture. Bravo. Happy days.

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    1. Thank you so very much for the kind words of support!!

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  12. This is such a fabulous idea! I love your style! Have a great weekend!

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  13. That is so fab. I'm also starting a Restoration Hardware diy. Hope mine turns out just as beauitful. Thanks for sharing, and you've gained a new follower. {ChicByTab}

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    1. Yayy, thank you so much!! And I'm so glad to have you following along <3 Best of luck to you on your project!

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  14. I personally like yours better!! Very cute matches well with your table! Thanks for sharing at the weekend Re-treat hope to see you again this weekend!

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  15. Very impressed!! Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Monday! I am going to feature your Orb chandelier on my FB page in a few minutes. Have a great day!! ~ Julie redheadcandecorate.com

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    1. I'm so tickled, thank you so much for sharing!!

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  16. Just found you from Red Head Can Decorate over on FB. I had to stop by because I just purchased an orb just like this from HG!:) I bought it for our urn on the front porch but kept thinking how it would make a fabulous light fixture. I was not sure of how to drill the hole thru the end. Yours turned out beautiful!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for stopping by Pamela! I would recommend you giving it a try ;) Best of luck!!

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  17. $24.99??? INSANE. The crystal embellishing is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you <3 Killer price, right?! Have a great weekend!

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  18. You did a fabulous job! Pinned it a few times. Stopping by to let you know I featured your light from last weeks Whimsy Wednesday! You can see the post here...

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/home/diy-details-stylish-home/

    Hope to see you again tonight!
    Susan

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  19. Love your light! Its the perfect mix of masculine and feminine!
    And what a deal you got!!

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  20. Love love love your added bling to your orb! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two, I will be featuring this tomorrow night!
    Make it a pink day!

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  21. Awesome price! I love yours a million times more. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Aww thank you so very much Andrea <3 Thanks a ton for stopping by and checking it out!!

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  22. What a terrific idea. Your chandelier looks wonderful. The crystals make it very special -- and the price! Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey
    https://www.facebook.com/irisabbeyfurniture

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  23. Very happy to have found your page... you truly inspire me! Thank gyou and VERY nice work :)

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    1. Thank you Peggy, such a pleasure to have you here!

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  24. Very happy to have found your page... you truly inspire me! Thank gyou and VERY nice work :)

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  25. Wow! This is beautiful and such a great idea. I love your chunky version so much better!

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  26. Your website has exceptionally lavish crystal Chandelier.That truly attractive information.

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  27. I love it! And much more attractive than the RH version. I bet it would look great with and Edison bulb too!

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  28. I love it!! Yours is so much cuter than the RH one.. I love the dark iron with the crystals! Awesome job!!

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    1. You're too sweet Sydney, thank you so much!!

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