I am happy to be here today as a part of the Porch “Out of the Box Ways to Use Hardware” Challenge. I have been working closely with Porch.com amd Hickory Hardware to show you what I can do “Out of the Box”.
It’s fun to see what each one’s creativity brings. So don’t miss seeing ALL EIGHT #outofthebox ideas with hardware…
Each blogger is SO talented, I can’t wait to see what they have been up too, as well.
NOW, for my idea to use Hickory Hardware “Out of the Box”…
I have had a vision for our Master bedroom for over a year now. When Hickory Hardware offered to let me order some drawer pulls and handles, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
I wanted to have a piece of reclaimed wood suspended from the ceiling with crystals hanging from it. Why, you ask? I couldn’t stop thinking about how it would look like stars and moon beams, as I looked up from our bed at night.
Below you will find a full tutorial on how I made this come about.
How To Make A Rustic Chandelier & Supplies:
1-6ft. 2×4 (imperfect in looks)
stain( I chose Rustoleum Kona)
120 grit sandpaper
9 drawer pulls and knobs
3 eyelet and hooks
I bought a 6 foot 2×4. I choose a dark stain as a contrast to the light walls and other accessories above our bed.
After staining the wood, I used a 120 grit sandpaper to rough up the gloss and have some of the knots and imperfections in the wood come through.
Now it was time to adhere the hardware to the wood.
I chose you use Liquid Nails to attach each drawer pull and knob to the stained wood. I let it dry for 24 hours before I went to the next step.
I REALLY like the variety of drawer pulls and knobs I had to chose from at Hickory Hardware. AND, it’s looking just how I pictured it, so far.
Once the stain was dry and the knobs were fully attached, I added 3 eyelets to the back of the 6 foot piece of wood. Two on each side and 1 in the middle.
To suspend the wood from the ceiling I used 3 hooks, measuring the same distance as the eyelets.
AND, the fun begins…Using jewelry monofilament, I looped my vintage crystals that I have been collecting just for this. I made each string a different length for variety.
I tied and looped each string to the knobs and pulls. Easy peasy.
I now have exactly what I pictured in my mind all this time. I like the fact that it is suspended from the ceiling just a little, and look of the drawer pulls and knobs! They look perfect for my “Rustic Chandelier”.
Now you know how to make a rustic chandelier for your own home.
Do you have crystals that you could use? Or maybe you have a piece of wood that is just the right size.
I couldn’t be happier with my Rustic Chandelier. I can hardly wait to lie in bed and look at the crystals glimmering in the moonlight.
Thanks to Porch.com for asking me to be a part of the #outofthebox challenge this week.
To see ALL 8 ideas look here:
I look forward to working with them again in the near future, as I am now a blogger for Porch.com (Yahoo!!)
This is not a sponsored post, but, Hickory Hardware kindly offered the hardware for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
Thanks for joining me today, and letting me share what I love to do-make my house a home.
Make it a fabulous Friday!
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