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Before and After: A Glammed Up Ikea Chandelier

I recently read about a clever woman who made her Ikea chandelier into something much more expensive-looking with the addition of some simple, cheap materials.

She writes,

I have long coveted the Cellula Chandelier from Design Within Reach (with its $2,200 price tag it was out of the question). I found the Glimt ($79.99) at Ikea and crafted my own version of the Cellula that is pretty darn close.

Here's what it looked like before:

To see the wonderful results,


Christie used fishing line and crystals that she bought on eBay, all for less than $100, to craft her lovely chandelier. How inspiring!


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sgdish sgdish 8 years
Very pretty!
nswade nswade 8 years
Great job!
nswade nswade 8 years
Great job!
nswade nswade 8 years
Great job!
nswade nswade 8 years
Great job!
nswade nswade 8 years
Great job!
owlchicka owlchicka 8 years
Brilliant hack! I only wish there were some way to insert more bulbs or perhaps to extend the tube.
luvanthropologie luvanthropologie 8 years
where's the mirror from ? : )
girlie871 girlie871 8 years
wow it's really beautiful! I love the drawers also!
Kate-Sparkles Kate-Sparkles 8 years
Love the idea!
Koo-Tour Koo-Tour 8 years
That is so awesome!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
great idea! i am glad i didnt spend 300 bucks on one of those~ the whole room is so nice!
katedavis katedavis 8 years
So cool! And I love the chest of drawers.
minahmacchiato minahmacchiato 8 years
It looks absolutely wonderful. Now I want to go out and buy the light and the crystals for my own :)
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
this looks fabulous...I too, have been coveting the chandelier and may have to give this a try!
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 8 years
That is so cool!!! I wish I was so creative!!!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
She did a great job. Wow it looks so different from the original picture.
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