Were you able to guess which one of my weekly faves I'd make (for a recap see image below)? 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 DIY gold light - Anthropologie hack. This unique gold stick 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.
Here are the items I used to make it. A lamp shade from the thrift store, hot glue, gold scissors, drinking straws (or wood dowels) and Krylon gold spray paint.
I started by hot gluing 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.
After all the straws were glued on securely I simply spray painted the inside and outside of the lampshade gold.
I know the Anthropologie version is a chandelier but I decided to use this puppy as a cute little lamp in my office.
Stay tuned to Instagram for future projects and sneak peeks via my stories.