Amp Up a Faux Chandelier

If you couldn’t tell by now, I heart funky lighting.  When I saw this fixture at Urban Outfitters, I knew I could make something of it.

Urban Outfitters 3D faux Chandelier Black

At just $39 this little beauty can add a lot of

punch for not a lot of cash.

I purchased the white version at our local Urban Outfitters.  12X12 scrapbook paper is almost large enough to cover each

1/8 of the chandelier so I bought 16 papers total.

3D Faux Chandelier with Scrapbook Paper

 There are so many amazing colors and designs that it was difficult to chose the right 16, but this was going in a teenage girls room so I let her tastes dictate the final selection.  We decided on a bird theme with an Anthropologie vibe.  The orange, brown, and hot pink trees were painted from a stencil Urban Outfitters used to sell.

3D Faux Chandelier with Scrapbook Paper

Before assembling it I laid the chandelier so that

1/2 of one side was on top of the paper.

 I traced the chandelier and then cut out the scrapbook paper.

 With a glue stick I applied each paper to each side.

We assembled the chandelier and used bright

pipe cleaners from the craft store to keep it together.

 We installed the light kit (sold separately),

3D Faux Chandelier with Scrapbook Paper

hung it from a ceiling hook and turned it on.

3D Faux Chandelier with Scrapbook Paper

 It turned out so cute in my niece Mia’s room.

3D Faux Chandelier with Scrapbook Paper

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Later when my neighbor was redecorating her daughters room, I told her about the chandelier we had made.  Then I offered to make it for her, since it was so simple.

Here it is in Madeline’s room.

3D Faux Chandelier with Scrapbook Paper

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15 Comments

  • I love funky lighting too. This turned out really well. I should send you a pic of some of the lights around this casa. You’d appreciate for sure. Except I didn’t make them. But finding them is to be applauded as well–especially when they are scored from your old man neighbor’s house. ;-)

  • Such a cute idea! I wish I lived closer to an Urban outfitters. I used to find such neat stuff there. LOVE the way you jazzed it up with the scrapbook paper. Perfect!

  • I just wandered over here from Better AFter and I think you and I will be great friends. Well…ok, I’ll enjoy reading your posts anyway. I took heart funky lighting- though I have a Pottery Barn chandelier that I’ve had for 10 years and am not tired of yet- but if I get that way I shall cover it with fabric too.

    I have an almost 13-year-old desperately in need of a remodeled room and she wants a crystal chandelier. Being that I love nice things I want to get her one but even I have limits to what I will spend. This is a clever way to get a fun funky light. I would use glitter ..but I glitter everything including my kids’ faces, my eyes brows and under eyes, my husband’s clothing.. no, they don’t like it and even I admit black glitter under one’s eye is not that attractive but part of the process I guess.

    • Danee, I think we should be good friends. I just checked out your “It’s Raining Jellybeans” site and I think you’re right, we would get along great :)

  • cute cute cute

  • I’m down with the funky lighting myself, well at least this funky lighting. I hearted it the first time I saw it at Urban Outfitters. I heart it soooo much more after what you did with it. I wish I had a little girl to do this for!
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  • I love it! I love the pattern choices as well. Great job!

  • oh wow!! I really love how you changed this up!! The different papers look fabulous!!
    Found you over at TT&J! :)

  • This is super cute! What a great idea, and beautiful tute and photo styling!

  • This is so very cute! The patterns go together so well!

  • What a cute, inexpensive way to decorate a corner or center a vignette around!

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  • I love this! This project is going to be featured in our next link party posting later tonight! Come check it out and grab a featured button!! I am also loving your blog and wanted to share it as our featured blog! Have a great week!

    Tara @ Trendy Treehouse
    http://www.thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

    • Ahh!!! Thanks Tara! I just found your blog and Love it! Adorable. Thanks for the feature!!! …and you made my week :)

  • Your faux chandelier looks great! I love it hanging over the bed.
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can
    gail

  • This is awesome!! Thanks for linking at {Junk in their Trunk}…this is being featured today as one of our top picks!

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