Beaded Chandelier: Part 2 (the pretty part)



The Party Bead Chandelier is UP!!!! & looking pretty good if I do say so myself.  This sweet fixture is a great addition to our daughter's room.  Big "Thanks" to the hubs for dealing with our 60 year old home & a frustrating install due to the wiring, not the fixture.  If you missed how this all started, be sure to read Beaded Chandelier: Part 1...(the hard part).  This chandelier has come a long way from it's beginnings as a wire flower basket & party bead necklaces!  Here is the process I took to glamorize this chandy!


The original beads started looking more like this:


Bright green & on sale! To transform them, I first primed them with a white spray primer.  Hindsight being what it is... I would have painted all of these components (including the wire basket) before I made the chandelier.  It was quite the process to get every bead covered once all attached.  After the primer had dried I used a small foam paint brush to add the Robin's Egg color.  It was an enamel paint I had left over from her dresser.  I tried to find a spray paint to match... but to no avail.  Hand painting went much smoother than I thought it would.

Once the painting was complete I went on the hunt for the perfect accent beads.  It has been a while since I went bead shopping & those things are expensive!  I could have bought a new chandelier at that price!  So I let go of that idea & got creative.  I ended up buying a bag of Lilac Glass Vase Filler for $1.49.


A little hot glue & 30 minutes later, the chandelier was complete. 


We added a decorative ceiling medallion during the install to make it even more special.


The best critique was when I went to get Chloe out of bed this morning, I turned on the light & she said "Oooohh!"  

Yep.  That made it all worth it!  Just wish the hubs would have been here to hear it too!

UPDATE: We ended up moving the little Chandy into her new Canopy Bed.  It serves as a great little night light for bed time stories.  For more on the Canopy Bed click here.









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20 comments:

  1. You are pretty amazing! I'm going to a Mardi Gras parade in a few weeks-- now I know what I am doing with all those beads! Visiting from Home Stories A to Z.
    :) Samantha

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a fun project to work on!

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  2. Love the color you picked. Very creative!

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    1. Thanks... Just wait until the big room reveal when that color jumps off of her tangerine canopy bed!!

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  3. This is looking pretty darn cool...and to think its just beads! Great job!

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  4. So adoreable!! Thanks for linking up! Just a reminder to register for my giveaway...

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  5. This is fabulous! I just love it. Hopping over to see how you created it!

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  6. This is so creative! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

    http://sixsistersstuff.com

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  7. How do you change the light bulb?

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    1. The beads are loose enough that you can fit your hand & a bulb through to change the light out.

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  8. Very interesting post, thanks for sharing....

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