It’s the start of wedding season and this year is going to be a busy one! My big brother is getting married in August and I could not be more excited for the BIG DAY. My future sister-in-law is the sweetest and the best part, she has amazing taste. Ok, so maybe that’s not the most important part, but I am absolutely in with her vision for their wedding and I feel so honored to be part of it. Their upcoming nuptials are giving me a great reason to play with the beautiful pieces in the David Tutera Bridal line and today I’m sharing with you one of my latest pieces, a DIY Shabby Chic Chandelier made from a thrift store find. The rest of the wedding projects will have to wait until after the wedding :)
I always love mixing rustic elements with something completely glamorous and vintage and that’s what I wanted to do with this chandelier. The cream color and the crystals are so chic together and the burlap gives it the edge I’m always looking for.
I’ve seen more and more chandeliers being used in wedding decor lately and I love it. They can be hung in the center of a arch for the wedding ceremony, or hung off in the corner of a room to create a cozy sitting area during the reception. I love the idea of bringing this look into a wedding.
I removed the light sockets from the old chandelier to create a flat surface for candles or additional decorative elements. There is so much you can do with this!
And here is how it looked before. Quite the transformation!
I was so excited when I found out I was going to be working with the David Tutera Bridal line. He is a very talented designer and his collection is beautiful. I was seriously amazed at all of the gorgeous items that arrived on my doorstep. I cannot wait to get started on more projects (this is going to keep me busy for a while).
As soon as I opened the box, I instantly gravitated towards these gorgeous crystals beads. I knew I wanted to use them in a project since they fit so well with the look of the wedding.
To create the strands for the chandelier, I used good ole fishing line. I cut each piece 1 1/2 times the size of the area I was going to cover and began to thread each bead through. With each bead I created a small knot to prevent it from sliding up and down the fishing line. You’ll see that I threaded the line through the bead and then looped it through the hole a second time to create a little knot at the top. I was still able to gently move the beads on the line when needed.
Now for taking care of the chandelier. I gave it a good cleaning and then used this Hotel Vanilla spray paint on it. It was my first time using this color, and it is beautiful. The perfect cream color. I also removed some of the hardware and changed a bit of the structure of the chandelier to give it the look I wanted.
And here is how my Shabby Chic Chandelier turned out!
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