Chandeliers are so cool and add incredible ambiance to a room. I have been loving all of the rustic designs that are hot right now, but not the price tags that come along with them. We have a small sunroom off of our family room that had a ceiling light + fan. We rarely use either, since there is so much natural light in that room. So that provided me the perfect opportunity to try a new DIY project.
Ballard Designs has amazing light fixtures - I own a couple & absolutely love them. This orb chandelier has been one of my recent favorites. But it's a bit trendy and I'm not sure how in love with it I'd be in a few years. So instead of spending the $399-$499, I decided to try and do one myself!
I had seen some metal garden orbs by Threshold at Target and the large size looked to be about the size I was envisioning in our sunroom. I picked one up for $29.99 and had my husband drill a hole in one end of it. I then found a very dated, working brass light fixture at our local ReStore for about $8 and new it had the "bones" to fit inside my metal orb. I took it all apart, spray painted the goods with one of my favorite Rustoleum products, and assembled the fixture. Once it was hung, I added some rope to it for some texture. What do you think? Not bad for about $40! And I learned how to wire light fixtures, thanks to some tips from my husband and YouTube!