Thursday, October 23, 2014

DIY - Drum Shade Chandelier

Hi everyone, I am finally getting around to giving a tutorial on my drum chandelier I made for my master bedroom during the One Room Challenge back in May. 

What I used:  2 very large oval Quilting hoops
                      4 strings of crystals from another chandelier
                      2 Poster boards
                      Black silk like fabric
                      Gold spray paint
                      Light cord set from Ikea, I used one with a rod from another light fixture
                      4 Eyelet hooks
                      Spray adhesive

This was a really easy project and very inexpensive.

I started off by popping off the watcha ma call it, thing a ma gig on the hoop.

Cut the poster board to the desired height of the chandelier.

Spray paint the inside of the poster board, the hoops and the light fixture gold.

Fit the poster board inside the hoops and cut to fit overlapping one inch.

Cut and glue the fabric to the poster board using spray adhesive, make sure take out all the wrinkles and bumps while the glue is flexible.

I screwed in the eyelet hooks at the inside of the shade, making sure not to puncture through to the  outer side and attached the crystal strings.

Here it is hanging up, I love the way this chandelier turned out!

It goes really well in my room!

If you have any questions about making this chandelier, please leave me a comment or email me.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous! I love the sprayed gold inside-so glammy. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  2. Ok I'm a bone head!!! I don't know how I ended up on your May post when I clicked over... lol... so excuse my "it's been awhile" comment
    This room looks amazing!!! SUPER!


  3. Wow I cannot believe you made that beautiful light out of poster board and quilting hoops!!! That is an impressive DIY - the end result is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest, I'm thinking something like this would be perfect over my coffee table.

  4. Wow! That is so beautiful! What an amazing DIY, I wish I had seen this before I bought a light for my dining room. I just finished the ORC link up challenge this past round and am glad to be done for a while. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded! I am featuring it this week on my blog.


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