DIY Gold Light - Anthropologie Hack

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.

Harlow and Thistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.


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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!