I MADE A CHANDELIER. I am pretty pleased with myself. I couldn’t have done it without the flea-market prowess of Channi, the adept decorating skills of Danielle, some deft hack-sawing by my friend and neighbor Jim, and the most manliest wiring excellence of Jeff. And, thanks to Kara Paslay for posting some very good DIY directions here.
Yep, those are Mason Jars. I knew I’d been collecting them for something other than ironic glassware, I just didn’t know what that was until I saw one of these Mason Jar Chandeliers on Etsy for a few hundred dollars. I made mine for about $35. It only took a 3 or 4 hours to make, and then about an hour to install it with Jeff’s help. That light switch already had a dimmer on it, and it looks SO awesome in a dark room on a super dim setting. I’ve been waiting and waiting to change the fan out in the dining room, but it had to be for just the right thing. So glad I could do it with my own two hands.