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Make a Beaded Williamsburg Chandelier

20 May 2010 36,982 views 6 Comments

by heather

Take dollar store Mardi Gras beads and add a cheesy brass Williamsburg chandelier light fixture plus a little spray paint, and what do you get? Laura from Style-For-Style's dramatic beaded chandelier. She was kind enough to share her amazing makeover when she saw the beaded chandelier I posted the other day. I think hers looks easier and better - win win! Check thrift stores, garage sales, or Craigslist for the chandelier (or maybe you already have one in your garage). Her advice is to skip the wire (that I used) and just go with hot glue. [click here for the beaded chandelier instructions]

Laura also made this super-dramatic chandelier with the plastic beads. [click here for this chandelier]

Project Estimate:

  • Chandelier, on hand or $10 and up
  • 2 packs of plastic Mardi Gras beads, $2
  • Hot glue gun and sticks, on hand
  • Spray paint, $1 and up

Total: $3 and up

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  • Samantha said:

    Those are both awesome. (As was yours.)

  • Teacher Teacher said:

    This idea of beaded chandeliers is impressive. You crafty women make me wish I had just one-tenth of your crafty ideas. But at least I can ride along on your coat tails and use all your terrific inspirations to dress up my space!

  • Elle Sees said:

    WOW! I’m always stunned by the amt of creativity on here!

  • dragonlady1353 said:

    Wow, those are awesome. I’ve made some pretty amazing pieces as well. I just love the dollar store for supplies.You just can’t beat it.

  • Daria said:

    I LOVE this!! Found the exact chandelier in Style For Style’s photo (ugly gold-tone) at Goodwill for $3!!!!!!! Can’t wait to get started on this!!

  • Theresa said:

    What an interesting idea. was looking for something that m;y daughter & i could do for her room…this is it. Thank you – on our way to the dollar store.