DIY Orb Chandelier

Happy Monday! Back to work we go…I’ve been trying to get as many house projects done before busy season starts at work and today’s post is on a really quick project that didn’t involve much work or supplies.

The chandelier that was previously in my house was small, not very attractive, and brass. It wasn’t quite the look I was going for. I looked around at more updated chandeliers and loved the orb style but all of the large ones were more expensive than I wanted to pay. Cue the DIY spirit in me and Iย re-purposed our old one to give it the orb look.

Here is what I was working with:

Repurposed chandelier

I thought about having my husband try to weld some circles into an orb but then his aunt mentioned seeing some lawn spheres at Bachman’s which is a local lawn and garden store. So that’s where I ended up finding this large metal sphere to use as the “orb.”

Orb chandelier

All I did was take apart the old chandelier because I was only going to re-use the center part with the lights. Then I taped off where the light bulbs get screwed into and spray painted the entire thing, along with the metal sphere, black with a satin sheen.

DIY Orb Chandelier

This particular lawn sphere is two pieces that screw together in the middle so it was easy to drill a hole through the metal piece of the top, thread the chain through that hole, and screw the sphere back together.

Orb Chandelier

And now I have a much larger and more updated chandelier that was inexpensive. By re-purposing the old one, I didn’t have to deal with any electrical wiring and I only needed to buy the sphere, spray paint, and a little extra chain. This was a quick project that made a big impact in my entryway and I’m happy with how it turned out!


  1. Christen says:

    I’m the daughter of the people you bought this house from, and I just wanted to say that you’re doing an incredible job! I can’t believe it’s the same house. What you did with the kitchen and master bath was genius. You guys are so creative! Wow!

    • Kelsey says:

      Oh my gosh thank you so much! It means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ We are having fun and just love this house!! I’m so glad you like it!

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