The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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#communityovercompetition #real #thisisme #reallife #pullbackthecurtain #truth #beingreal #lifeisshort #anthropologie #mural #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #youareenough

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Man: I've been taking Viagra...

ORC Week 5: DIY Paper Chandelier!

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

Here we are in week 5!Β  I think I may have forgotten to mention that the challenge, for the first time EVER, has been extended from 6 to 7 weeks this round.Β  Due to the number of events happening around the country from hurricanes to fires.Β  I am so thankful for those that need this extra time to finish, and think the ORC powers that be (Linda over at Calling It Home) have definitely been amazing in recognizing the need for some of their participants.Β  And lucky for you (wink wink) that means ONE more week of fun and crazy awesomeness from me! (love ya!!)

But let’s get to the real reason you’re here, what have I go up my sleeve this week but an easy DIY paper chandelier project! And trust me when I say easy cause it’s pretty dog-gone can’t really mess it up simple!

First up let’s talk materials!

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

I picked up 2 antique wheel spokes of different sizes at a local flea market.Β  (I know this may sound difficult to find, but they really aren’t!) They originally were rusted brown.

4 turnbuckles (Blue or Orange store!)

2 quick links and whatever length chain you need from your ceiling (blue and orange)

A couple of boxes of large paper/binder clips (walmart/target pretty much anywhere office supplies are sold)

An old book with whatever size paper sheets you want.Β  I spent $2 for this one! (I am an old/antique book collector so I picked up one that was about english usage statistics and rules, nothing important!)

A single shade pendant light (finding a spoke small enough would be a maja challenge)

And whatever color spray paint you want your frame to be!Β  I used a creamy white (can’t remember the exact name)

Ok let’s build this bad boy!

First up, spray paint your frame.Β  I assembled the wheel spokes with the 4 turnbuckles, adjusting their location and length as I went to make the weight evenly distributed and level.Β  Then I hung it from a rafter in the garage using some extra chain from a different fixture.Β  I attached the chain to the largest spoke by placing 2 quick links on either side of the center hole that connected to the chain.

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

You can see the 2 quick links that attach to the spokes and then the chain

Then proceeded to walk around spraying as I went. (this means you have dark spots where your turnbuckles sat but I like that as it acts as a guide, when you take it down and move it, as to where it was perfectly level and balanced)

Spray paint all of your clips

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

Here is is with the first tier using the chain hanging from a hook anchored into a stud in the ceiling.

 

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

You can clearly see the 4 turnbuckles attached holding the second tier level and hanging from the spokes on the top tier.

 

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

At this point I was using it as a light fixture so I purchased the cheapest cheapo single fabric shade pendant in the same color as the spray paint to use as my bottom piece for the tiers.

***For this project I have no electrical box in the center of the room and didn’t really need one, so I adapted the light by cutting the electrical cord just to the top of the 2nd tier hole and anchored it there. (I don’t plan to use it as anything other than decorative and if I did I could just pick up a new pendant light or wiring ($20 or less anywhere) and replace the one I cut for this project.***

Thread the electrical cord up through the center holes of the wheel spokes and chain. Adjusting the length of the cord based on the distance you want for the tiers.

Wire up to the ceiling, and remember to anchor your chain and install a cap. (easy to find on amazon, lowes or home depot!)

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

Then you simply use your clips and attach the papers as close or far apart as you like!

 

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

You have a unique and easy light fixture!

 

How to make a DIY Paper Chandelier, home decor, interior design, diy chandelier, one room challenge project, easy chandelier diy, cheap diy light

It has such a cool and easygoing vibe that adds so much character to the space without taking away from the other elements.Β  Whimsical, check, easy, check and CHEAP!!Β  CHECK CHECK!

Have you ever diy’d your own light fixture?Β  I’d love to hear from ya on your own projects or thoughts on this one!

And don’t forget to hit up the subscriber oe’r yonder (nudging head to the right) if you enjoyed this lil post and want to hear more from me!Β  You only get excerpts of blog posts when they go up!

Happy DIY’ing folks!!

And don’t forget to hit up the ORC featured designer participants here and my fellow guest participants here!

Until next time…..

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16 Comments
  • Jane
    November 1, 2017

    Very creative idea! I have a book from the 1800s that is just a mess of pages now and would be great for something like this!

    • ttbousu
      November 2, 2017

      Thank you so much Jane! This would be the perfect project for that!

  • Susie
    November 2, 2017

    What a cute idea! You are so clever! It’s so fun to visit your blog every week πŸ’•πŸ’• I’ll want to pin this to my DIY Lighting board. ~~Susie from The Chelsea Project

    • ttbousu
      November 2, 2017

      Oh thank you so much Susie, I’m so glad you enjoyed this project! It’s a fun and easy piece to incorporate anywhere.

  • Libbie
    November 2, 2017

    Love the way this looks and how it adds such a quirky touch (which is a fav of mine) to the room!

    • ttbousu
      November 3, 2017

      Thanks Libbie! You’re speakin my language girlfriend! quirky = awesome! xxoo

  • Susanne
    November 2, 2017

    Super cute idea Tina!!! I love it and how easy to make πŸ™‚

    • ttbousu
      November 3, 2017

      Thank you Susanne! It’s one of those projects that you just think up on the fly and it comes together cheaply, quickly, and easily. The best kind of diy!

  • Andrea
    November 5, 2017

    So unique. Very cool DIY.

    • ttbousu
      November 5, 2017

      Thank you so much Andrea!

  • Sherry Cole
    November 5, 2017

    This is such a smart idea for inexpensive lighting that also looks amazing! I can’t wait to see your reveal.

    • ttbousu
      November 5, 2017

      Thank you Sherry! I am so excited to share it!!

  • Jen @ JENRON-Designs
    November 5, 2017

    Wow that turned out great πŸ‘πŸ» I would have never thought to you paper. You are right it a very easy going vibe, but a absolutely an attention getter for sure! Love it 😍

    • ttbousu
      November 6, 2017

      Thanks Jen!

  • mary
    November 7, 2017

    What a unique idea for a light fixture!

    • ttbousu
      November 7, 2017

      Thank you Mary!

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