I waited to start decorating Avery's room until she was born for two reasons. The first being we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl and the second being we were finishing up the upstairs of our cape and ended up wrapping up construction shortly after she had arrived.
This is me (and Riley) laying the floors on her due date; April 2nd... four days before she actually arrived via emergency c-section but that's another story for another day.
(pardon my appearance)
Anyways I said if we had a girl she needs a chandelier in her room, it just wouldn't be right otherwise! I wanted to do something a little different, a little more unique so check out what I came up with. My mom always says I march to my own drummer!
a view looking up from underneath.
What you'll need:
AN OLD CHANDELIER
(I got mine at an antique store for $25, it was brass and ugly!)
(I just walked around the yard and gathered branches that had a lot of smaller branches coming off of them and made sure they were somewhat bendable and not to dry so they didn't snap when I was attaching them to the light fixture.)
ZIP TIES (I love these things!!)
I first sprayed the chandelier & the sticks before assembling anything. That way I could get in all the grooves and get better coverage. Once everything was assembled I hung it from a tree outside and re-sprayed it to give it one more final coat and fix any dings that may have occurred when I was assembling.
I placed the sticks haphazardly and attached them to the fixture with the zip ties. It was a little tricky but I had the zip tie rather loose until I put 4-5 branches in and then I would tighten it.
I worked my way around until I had the look I wanted. Once the chandelier was hung by my husband who hates hanging chandeliers (we have 3 in our house... so far!) I wrapped the chain and the bulb casings in twine.
And there you have it Avery's chandelier! I have a lot of cool things going on in her room so be sure to check back to see other projects and eventually I'll do a full room reveal. There are still a few things that are a work in progress but that seems to be always be the way!