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DIY Tutorial: Turquoise Bead Chandelier

diy turquoise bead chandelier

I am so excited to finally share this tutorial with you – a tutorial that sprouted in my brain nearly a year ago, as I was walking through World Market.

I spotted this wood bead chandelier,

world market

world market

and instantly, I saw this.


I have loved that Majorie Skouras chandelier for years, and the semi-precious stones on it are beautiful.  Of course, it is also $4800.  (as it should be because it is amazing and spectacular)  So my wheels started turning, and I went up to the cash register, plopped down my 40% off coupon and was promptly told this chandelier was backordered.  I still placed my order and was told it would be a few weeks.  Those weeks turned into months, MONTHS, and finally, I got a call that it was here.  It was great timing too because I wanted to do a piece of lighting over the table in my Home Depot Patio Challenge that was really special.

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Home Depot Patio Challenge 2014

a storied style porch

My porch revamp is LIVE!!

Click here to check it out, plus check back tomorrow for the DIY Turquoise Chandelier that has been in the works in my head for nearly a year!  Wahoo, I’m super excited to share it with you.

Enjoy.  Hope you had a great 4th.

Written by Grace

Patio Challenge!

home depot patio challenge

You may remember my Home Depot Patio Challenge from last year

My babies are so much bigger a year later…sigh…and happiness.

Coming soon will be a “Patio Refresh” if you will.  It will be a fun post (it was fun to do!), and I am especially excited about one DIY from this project that has been in the works (in my head) for almost a year!  I will definitely let you know when my space is posted on the Home Depot blog, and although I cannot share photos yet, I thought I would give you a collage of sneak peeks.  You can read more information about this project here.

Thanks again to the Home Depot for including me.

P.S.  And in case you missed last year’s patio reveal, here it is.

Along with the corresponding DIY’s:

DIY Acrylic Rods With Plumbing Hardware


DIY Hand Stamped Textiles


DIY Pallet Planter


plus my favorite memories from the experience…

Written by Grace

DIY Acrylic Rod UPDATE

diy acrylic rod

Without a doubt, one of my most popular DIY’s ever has been my acrylic rods.  Well, they are DIY-ish, but more importantly, they are timeless, fabulous, and affordable.  You can find the original post that started it all here, and if you do use the tutorial, make sure you say “hey” to my buddy, Kipp, and tell him I sent you.  I don’t get a commission or anything (although I should, ha), but he has always been kind to me and provided awesome customer service to all of you who have called.  (as you have told me)

UPDATE:  Kipp’s contact info!  He works for Nationwide Plastics in Dallas, and they will cut, polish the ends of your rods (if desired) AND ship the rods straight to your door.  They are open Monday through Friday 8-5, and his number is 214.239.3870.  Just call and ask for Kipp.

My living room has gone through a number of changes since I first posted the rod tutorial nearly two years ago.  And yes, I’m going to post the full room eventually, but I am still tying up a few loose ends before I photograph it.  You can see in the photo below from a couple of years ago that my rods have changed a bit.  Plus the paint color, curtain fabric, and hardware are different.  : )




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