Friday, April 13, 2012

Dining Room Chandelier Makeover

This has been the longest project ever. I mean normally my projects take along time but this was ridiculous. It really wasn't all my fault, I underestimated how much jute cording this little project would take. Silly me thought 5 six foot spools from Walmart would give me a good start, which it did. The problem was that Walmart took their sweet time restocking the jute cord and when they did, it was two at a time. That was getting me no where, so I searched online for the Simplicity Jute Cord at other Walmarts and it turned up nothing. Finally, I found similar cord on Amazon.com in 10 yard spools. Four spools later, I was done!

So back to the chandelier, a long time ago I was in the sale room at Anthropologie and saw this awesome chandelier made of rope. I then saw some similar ones at Restoration Hardware.



So a light bulb went off (sorry), I can do that with my boring, came with the house, wrought iron chandelier in my dining room.


Here is what I used:

E6000 Glue
Jute Cording
Clips (to hold cord in place)

So I got to wrapping...

Here are a few tips for those of you wanting to give it a try:

  1. I tried not to cut the cord so I wasn't piecing them together mid way. 
  2. Use clips or clothes pins to hold the end in place while the glue dries
  3. You don't need a ton of glue. I would line one side with glue then wrap the cord tight around the arm of the chandeller. The glue would spread itself around all sides of the arm. 
  4. Pace yourself. I thought this would be a quick and easy project. I ended up doing it in sections because I would get tired.


Here is how it turned out









Now I am thinking my dining room needs a new wall color. Grey or White, maybe?

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26 comments:

Samantha said...

This is my favorite project you have done! I am pinning it :) Well worth the wait!

Stephanie said...

Love it! Your amazing :) and you totally inspire me! Happy Friday!

Calypso In The Country said...

It turned out great! Visiting from Serenity Now party! Have a nice weekend!
-Shelley

Ginny Olivo said...

Love it! I want to see more pics of your house! Everything is so cute!

Leslie said...

That looks GREAT!!! I love that!

amyg @ My 3 Monsters said...

You must be some kind of a genius. That looks really fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

Samantha said...

You have to share this at "Cowgirl Up!"- the linky party will be open until until Sunday. Hope to see you and your chandelier there!!
;) Sam
http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/2012/04/cowgirl-up-10.html

gretchen said...

That looks amazing! Great job!

Melissa said...

What a great makeover! I love it! Found you through TT&J. I'm your newest follower!

You should link up at my linky party: http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/04/its-piece-o-cake-linky-party-2.html

NYCLQ said...

What a great look and wonderful transformation! Thanks for sharing!

xo Lynda

Budget Design Girl said...

This looks amazing! Great job!
Found you vai TDC link party. I am following you now!
xo-Lisa

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

WoW!! Your persistence paid off girl! Fabulous chandy...almost has a nautical feel...
Super cute! Thanks for sharing on Cowgirl Up!
♥Linsey

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Jordin,

Your chandelier looks amazing!

Dee

Melissa said...

Thanks for linking up! I'm featuring you tomorrow in my Linky Party features!

http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What an awesome project!! I'm sorry it took you a long time to complete but it looks as if it was worth the wait. :) You had me cracking up with this post. Your newest follower ~ Megan

Claire said...

You did a beautiful job-just wanted you to know I'm featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

Sue@House Pretty said...

Hi, I just found your blog! All I can say, is wow, what a lot of work went into that chandelier! And, it goes really well with the chairs in your dining room as well! And...I just became your newest follower, yay! I would SO appreciate you following back. Thanks so much!

Monica said...

Looks awesome! I had a floor lamp, gold brass color, that the previous owners left behind. I was about to donate it to Goodwill when I saw a rope lamp on a catalog. So I wrapped it in jute. Yes, it took waaay longer than I expected it. Once you are turning that rope around such a thin piece it seems like you don't go quite fast. I like it a lot now but it was a back breaker. :p

I have a hideous gold brass chandelier on my dinning room (left behind from previous owners also). I was trying to think of what to do with it. I might rope it. :)

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

That looks fantastic! What an amazing makeover!

Deidre said...

WOW! Looks Fantastic,you nailed it:)What a wonderful new chandy!!

Colleen Jorgensen said...

Ahmazing. Love it. With your woven chairs? perfect.

I also admire your determination. wowza. :) Have a great weekend!

Jamie Del Puppo said...

Where did you buy the chandelier? Thanks!

Robyn O'Connor said...
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Robyn O'Connor said...

Do you think you could do the same technique with a ceiling fan?

Jordin- I Love That! said...

Robyn- I am not sure if you could do it to a fan. It may throw off the balance. That is a good question!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

Love your blog and this project with jute - so fun and summery! Just wanted to let you know I featured you in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

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