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A rustic chandelier with a bit of glam…

My dining room has been very dark since we moved in. It has never had a light in it. We have a neat floor lamp friends gave us many yeas ago so we can see when it gets super dark.. but it’s always been an odd room for lighting. I have been ready to “fix” it for a while. This week I committed to doing it for real. I had an idea of what I wanted and had been mulling it over for a while. One day I was “wandering” around on Amazon and found a very odd chandelier (affiliate) I thought might work for the rustic chandelier I wanted….

I was inspired and ordered some other parts. My inspiration was this ladder I have had in my stash for a while.

 

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier ladder

I added some “eyes” about 1.5 inches from each end.

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier ladder in placeSaved by Scottie rustic chandelier hooks

Then I used black decorative lighting chain to attach the ladder to the ceiling. I decided to do one attachment point..but I toyed around with a few different ideas.

 

I hooked up the chandelier and used the chain and ceiling mounts to attach the individual light strings to the ladder.

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier chain

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier light hung

I added some light cages I had purchased. One I had it all hooked up, I thought it might be missing something…(a hint is the “crystal” chains you see on the left)

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier lights on no crystals

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier lights off no crystals

Luckily I had purchased some other fun additions “just in case”… so I added those too.

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier crystal

I wanted that “glam” look without losing the rustic charm I was shooting for. In the end after wrapping and draping, I ended up with this:

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier after off close up

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier adding crystals 2

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier adding crystals 3

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier adding crystals

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier after on long shot

Saved by Scottie rustic chandelier after long view off

 

I am so happy with this and can not wait to show it off in person! I have walked past it 4 times this morning already and it makes me giddy every time.

Do you think you could cobble together a fun rustic chandelier (or other) look from Amazon parts too? I hope if you try, you’ll share your pictures with me!

XO!

~Scottie

(I paid for all these parts and pieces myself. The links I posted are affiliate links- which means I get a small commission from our purchase to keep my blog running. You don’t pay more for your product- all opinions are my own and always will be)

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Susie Miller
    May 30 at 5:08 PM

    I LOVE this! So clever and creative. Just the right mix of rustic, industrial, and glam! Woo Hoo! you go girl 🙂

    • Reply
      Scottie
      June 15 at 7:34 AM

      Thank you Susie!

  • Reply
    A.glam
    July 25 at 6:21 AM

    It looks amazing!!!
    love it!
    I know that koocam.com are looking for people who do DIY, etc
    Maybe you should check it  out:)

    • Reply
      Scottie
      July 25 at 8:24 AM

      Thank you for the suggestion and I am so glad you like it…. it still brings me joy every time I look at it.

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