DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier Restoration Hardware Knockoff Tutorial

 

DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier

DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 

Today I am beyond excited to share my first ever DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier Restoration Hardware knockoff! I love everything Restoration Hardware but not their prices.  I was looking at their amazing website when I came across this crystal orb chandelier for $2700!

I knew there had to be a way to DIY on a budget!  I started researching and slept on it for a few nights to figure out the easy as pie way to do it.  Let me tell you, it was pretty simple and once I figured it out, it only took me about an hour!
 
I’ve seen other complex tutorials but this one is not!
 

Here is what you’ll need to create your own DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier:

A flea market or thrift store chandelier. Mine is vintage from a flea market a few years ago.

DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 
High Tensile fencing wire (around $20), I actually got mine from Lowes by the fencing section. 
 
Big pliers to cut the very thick wire.  I used Kobalt 9 inch Linesman Pliers from Lowes. They are HIGH leverage pliers.  ($13)
Spray paint that matches your chandelier.  I used Valspar metallic gold from Lowes.  ($5)
 
How To:  
 
I stood on a chair and took the wire and put a circle of it around top to bottom to see how big you want your circle. Clip the wire 2 inches longer than what you need and safely get off the chair.  You will have what looks like this wire circle.  This first circle will be used as your template for all the other circles.
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
I have 8 arms on my chandelier so I cut 4 circles for the base of the ball.  Then I cut 3 more to make it look more like an orb.  For an 8 armed chandelier, use a total of 7 wire circles.
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
Hold the end of the wire and bend it down. Do this to both sides of the circle.  Once the first circle is made, I made 6 more circles using the 1st one as my template.  Once your circles are done take them outside to spray paint.
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
Spray paint one side, let it dry and then flip them over to coat the other side. Let the second side dry completely and then you are ready to put them on your chandelier!
 
You will put the first 4 on to make the foundation. Pick one arm of the chandelier and make the circle line up with the direct opposite arm until all 8 arms are taken up by 4 wire circles. Hook each of the 4 circles to the top.
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
*1-4 wire will be vertical circles. I was so excited I forgot to snap a picture of the first 4.
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
5-7 wire will be hooked on each other.
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 
#5 is horizontal and 6 & 7 crisscross each other.  The reason why these hold on is because it is a tight squeeze and they just hook onto each other making everything super tight.  Once you have all 7 on, you can tweak the spacing to make sure everything is holding nice and tight.  That’s it!  You’re done!
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 
DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier
 
I actually had everything on hand so this was a free project for me!
 
 
-Teryn

 

 

8 thoughts on “DIY Crystal Orb Chandelier Restoration Hardware Knockoff Tutorial

  1. This is amazing. I love that yours have crystals. I ‘m really considering giving this a try. I cannot justify the price for RH’s version. Where would you suggest getting the crystals for this if we don’t already have an old chandelier?

    1. If you have a hobby lobby near they have crystal ornaments that work great. I used those on my twins chandler I updated.

  2. Unbelievable. It’s like the best of both worlds. The traditional chandy complete with crystals surrounded by an updated, open orb. I love it . And look how well it goes with that gold mirror with three circles. I will be looking for a “foundation” chandy to try this. Already have a big box of crystals I bought at Habitat for $20!

  3. You are extremely talented. Not only did you have the intelligence to pull this off, you also have the “eye” to recognize the possibility. I hope you recognize your talents!!

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