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I am so excited to share this post today about my farmhouse chandelier I recently built to go in the dinning area of our (still under construction) dinning and kitchen area.
Raise your hand if you can walk into a store and pick out the most expensive product! Let’s face it, contrary to what the husbands think, we don’t do it on purpose. Right ladies, it just happens. We really want the one item that we have our hearts set on to be the cheapest.
The other day I set out to find that perfect chandelier to go over our dining table. For some reason I was thinking in my head $150 would be reasonable, because all chandeliers I have seen online are that price…not! Needless to say I was in shock when the few farmhouse chandeliers I saw were $600 and up. I liked them, but our whole house is a remodel and well lets face it, I have a dozen other things I need to do in this house and spending $600 wasn’t on that list.
I left and went to a local craft/antique store. I browsed around, found the hubby a birthday gift, and then I saw them!! Two matching tall weathered wire baskets. They were perfect, and the best part they were $30 each. Score! I sent the hubby a crazy text with a photo of them and explained I was making my own chandelier. He was so confused and a bit worried I think.
Here is a photo of the supplies I used.
Weather piece of wood
Ceiling Chandelier Light Fixture – here is the one I bought
Light Fixture Chain- like this
2 sets of Mending Plates
Couple of Screws
Edison Light Bulbs – like this
Lets get started!
Decide how far apart you want the baskets.
Decide on sizing of wood and cut accordingly.
Decide where the light cords will go. I bought a fixture with 6 cords so I knew I wanted 3 inside each basket. I laid the wood piece down and then marked where each cord would fit then drilled the holes.
Mount the mending plates so they are away from the holes but secure the wire baskets.
Add screws on the ends of wood to hold the chains.
Hang Chandelier. You can see we weaved the light cords into the chains when we were hanging the chandelier.
(only look at the chandelier, that kitchen behind it is still waiting for completion and a reveal will be coming soon)
Yes, it really was that easy to make. I love it! It’s exactly what I wanted for around $110 instead of $600.