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Way back when I first started my blog, I did a post on a DIY chandelier I made for our master bedroom. Well, since the tutorial was not very thorough, the pictures were blurry, and I’m making another one for my husband’s office makeover, I’m improving on it today. For this week’s One Room Challenge office makeover progress, you will learn how to make a DIY drum chandelier from a lampshade!

Click on the ORC image to see other blogger’s six-week makeover progress.

Boob light fixture basic common lamp bedroom

The infamous boob light is ubiquitous in our house and I hate it! Although practical, this light fixture has no style.

Screwing in a light bulb, fixing a light fixture, diy drum chandelier tutorial

It is surprisingly easy to deconstruct this light fixture. I am going to work with the existing bolt and base, so I just removed the frosted glass bowl and light bulbs.

DIY drum chandelier hanging crystals modern light fixture

I found this lamp shade at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for $2. Originally, I bought it for my living room lamps, but it was too skinny. I ended up making my own drum lamp shade for the lamps, and this went into storage. The crystal strands I bought off Amazon for only $4! ! Talk about an amazing deal! They are not very high quality, but I don’t think anyone will be up on my ceiling inspecting them.

Attach crystal strings from lamp, chandelier, light fixture

I measured and adjusted the strands to be in descending length when they hang. Then I attached them to the lamp shade hardware by clipping on the metal hoop.

Hanging DIY drum chandelier. This photo tutorial is awesome!

I thread a nut to hold the lamp shade on the bolt protruding from the existing light fixture. After I replaced the light bulbs, this is what it looked like inside.

The inside of DIY drum chandelier, reattaching light bulbs

And better yet, this is what it looks like from other parts of the room.

DIY drum chandelier photo tutorial. She made this for a total of $6!

If you don’t have an old lamp shade, you can buy kits to convert the infamous boob light into a beautiful drum chandelier on Lamps USA. They come in all different colors, even teal!

Don’t forget to pin on Pinterest if you like this project!

Modern drum lamp shade turned crystal chandelier! I love this diy project!

It is crazy to think this project only cost me $6 and was so easy to put together! It looks fancy and expensive in the office space.

$6 DIY Drum Chandelier Picture Step by Step Tutorial

The DIY drum chandelier was just the beginning of a multitude of inexpensive, DIY projects I have coming up during the home office makeover. My to-do list is looking good!

  • Paint walls gray & trim white
  • Build industrial shelving with IKEA hyllis hack
  • Paint abstract piece of artwork
  • Paint frame of hexagon mirror white
  • Make DIY lamp shade chandelier
  • Hang cream curtains
  • Decorate space using copper accents and multiple textures

Be sure to visit the other bloggers who are showcasing room makeovers for the One Room Challenge by clicking here!

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2 thoughts on “DIY Drum Chandelier Tutorial Office Makeover ORC

  • February 20, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Does this help the light to be better in the room?

    • February 20, 2018 at 12:35 PM

      Not only does the light fixture look better, but it also allows more light to come out! Thanks for your comment Jo!


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