DIY Gold Light - Anthropologie Hack

by - 11:09:00

Were you able to guess which one of my weekly faves I'd make? I love putting the question out there and then seeing what my followers actually think I'm capable of (can you imagine if I attempted that gorgeous shield mirror. I think it would spell disaster or at the very least seven years bad luck). In the end I decided to make the gold stick chandelier - a DIY Anthropologie hack. This unique gold chandelier is a super easy and affordable DIY project. The original Gathered Glow Anthropologie light fixture is priced well above $1,000. I DIY'ed this sucker for less than $10.

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Here is the original unique light fixture from Anthropologie (Gathered Glow Chandelier - Anthropologie)

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Here are the items I used to make it. A lamp shade from the thrift store, hot glue, scissors, drinking straws (yes, drinking straws) and Krylon gold spray paint.

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I started by glue in the straws onto the lamp shade in a organized random fashion with a general pattern going up and down. This part took a bit of time but I found that working in sections, pouring the glue on and then laying down 5 straws at a time helped speed things along.

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After all the straws were glued on securely I simply spray painted the inside and outside of the lampshade gold.

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I know the Anthropologie version is a chandelier but I decided to use this puppy as a cute little lamp in my office.

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Stay tuned to Instagram for future projects and sneak peeks via my stories.

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  2. This is AMAZING!!

    How did you remove the old lamp from behind it while keeping the structure?

    1. Thanks Cassidy! I didn't remove the old lamp actually, he he, I just cut it shorter than the straws. Hope that helps :)

  3. Wow, this is literally spectactular!

  4. I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing! Questions about the straws - from the top of the lamp, can you still see the striped inside of the straw? Also, if you press on the straws, does the paint chip?

    1. You could see the lines inside a bit but I spray painted down as well to cover the inside as much as possible. Yes, some of the paint chipped when I pressed the straw so I gave it a coat of varnish and avoided pressing one the straws. Thanks for your comment!

  5. I love the idea. You could also use small wood dowels cut the same size. that would eliminate any cracking problem.

  6. Genius!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  7. p.s. how many drinking straws did you use, and width of the shade? (no, i'm not copying this idea, not at all....)