This past weekend, my fiance Adam and I spent quite a bit of time accomplishing wedding-related "To-Do's". But, I'd be lying if I said my "To-Do" list was limited to wedding items...
Here's one of the "To-Do's" that I'm most excited to tackle when the wedding prep slows down: A DIY lighting fixture to replace the "builder's special" ceiling-mounted light in my bedroom.
Here's the project rapidly moving up my "To-Do" list:
(via Timeout New York)
This fun chandelier is right out of Timeout New York (who'da thought?), and I've had it in my inspiration files for far too long. The step-by-step instructions allow for even the most novice DIY-er to recreate the fixture above, which came from the Brooklyn bar Abilene. I love it because, while modern and slightly industrial, the shape is reminiscent of coral. A nice combo of industrial and natural.
Now, want to do this yourself?
All materials are sourced from your local Home Depot or other hardware store (I bought everything for around $40--yes, I have all the materials...but I've stalled on the actual installation):
- 15–20 Y-shaped socket adapters or “splitters”
- 15–20 small round standard-base lightbulbs
Step 1: Take a Y-shaped socket adapter and screw two more Y-shaped socket adapters into each of its ends.
Step 2: Then screw two more socket adapters into each of those ends and so on, until your chandelier has split out enough to the desired size.