If you follow this blog then you are well aware of the ongoing battle I’m waging with our dining room chandelier. I think this latest change now makes #5 (and counting!). I wish I could say that this is it, but I know myself too well.
One day I just decided that I didn’t like it just laying there and every person who entered the house asking me, “What is that thing supposed to be?” So I decided to wrap it around our existing (builder-grade) chandelier because…well, just because! 🙂
Just to refresh, this is the way our chandelier looked most recently (just a poor naked thing)…
After removing the zip ties from the top of the orb, I simply slid it around the chandelier and secured it to the chain so it wouldn’t plop on anyone’s head during a dinner party. After 2 minutes of adjusting the hula hoops so it didn’t look like an Easter egg, here is what it looks like now:
Pretty funky, huh? I think I like it. But haven’t I said that about every change to this chandelier? 🙂 All kidding aside, I do like this look and I have to agree with what my husband said today, “Honey, can you please move on to a different room now?”
I had to touch up a few spots where the gold spray paint rubbed off while I was wrapping it around the chandelier chain. Normally I would have said a few colorful words, but I found these amazing oil-based paint pens at (of all places) TARGET! These little pens have changed my life and they come in handy at times like this. I also used them to draw the designs on my Ballard Designs knock off mirrors.
I also ran my gold paint pen along the edges of the “arms” on the chandelier to add some gold accents. If my paint job got a bit sloppy I simply touched up with the black paint pen.
And there you have it! Turn almost any light fixture into a funky orb chandelier using hula hoops, gold spray paint, and a few zip ties!