I was recently asked to host a “Make It Take It” feature at the Home and Garden Show here in Kansas City. I knew I wanted to display something up high to draw people to the area so I made a deconstructed chandelier. Soon they will be hanging in my shop because I have fallen in love with them and I hope you will too!
I am excited to take you through the journey of how these 3 water stained lamp shades and this wooden screen door missing a big part of it’s screen became a rustic and romantic shabby chic chandelier!
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Shabby Chic Chandelier Supplies:
Shabby Chic Chandelier Instructions:
Step 1) Using a pair of scissors begin cutting the lamp shade fabric away from the metal frame.
Step 2) Pull the fabric off the metal frame. At this point I decided I liked the look of the white band. If you want to go down to all metal you can pull off the band. It will be easier to remove if you heat up to help release the glue. Remember the metal will also heat up so do not burn yourself.
At this point I had actually planned to use strips of fabric but realized after taking the fabric off the shade it was the perfect material to shred and use.
Step 3) Cut the left over shade fabric, or other fabric into small strips by cutting and then pulling fabric apart.
Step 4) Tie fabric strips to the wire frame.
Again, I originally planned to stop here but decided I wanted to try adding some color.
When I am working on a project I always try to use what I already have on hand. I remembered I had gotten these denim canvas pieces in a grab bag at Michaels a couple years back. I honestly had never thought to just use the denim off of them. Sometimes it just takes the right project to get the wheels rolling!
Step 5) I pulled the denim off the wooden stretch bar, which is now stored with my frames for another future project. Cut slits in the denim and pull with pliers.
Step 6) Tie denim strips onto wire frame.
The denim color gave the perfect pop to the shade fabric. Now to add some chic and romance to this shabby chic chandelier.
Step 7) Add some glam by adding a smaller shade and some glass crystals taken from an old chandelier
Step 8) Using twine (Because its what I had), add crystals in different lengths to the smaller wire frame.
Step 9) Connect the smaller shade inside the larger shade.
Step 10) Decide how you want to hang your deconstructed chandeliers.
I added eyelet hooks to the ends of a screen door and then suspended one from the ceiling through the missing screen on the door. Layering is what adds to the perfect rustic romantic shabby chic look!
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