Posted by Caren – April 10, 2008 11:37 AM
Wire frame (Kim used a decorative platter from Pier 1 Imports)
Craft wire or light floral wire
Clear glass Christmas ball ornaments
Additional colored glass ornaments (Kim used clear, matte and satin finished balls in gold, amber and brown)
4 small screw hooks
1. Start with a wire frame — Kim used a round shallow bowl frame.
2. Using craft wire, or light floral wire, attach the clear balls to the under side of the wire frame. Make sure they hang freely. Also, cluster the clear ornaments in the center to allow light to pass through.
3. Place the colored balls around clear ones as you move out from the center. Tip: Mix up the colors/sizes of glass balls for more dimension.
4. Mount your new chandelier over an existing light fixture by screwing the four small hooks into the ceiling around the fixture. Then, hook the wire base into these hooks for a secure hold.
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Where do i find a frame like this?
Posted by Chelsi Johnston – April 10, 2008 6:50 PM
I love your chandelier design, and plan on using it in my dinning room, I would have never through of anything like that...my question is how does one mount it on an existing light fixture?
Posted by Lornett Upshaw – April 10, 2008 7:10 PM
how do you mount the chandelier over the existing one? thanks sissi looks cool 811787
Posted by sissi – April 10, 2008 9:19 PM
I love your show and all your ideas are absolutely awesome!
Posted by sequina sherman – April 11, 2008 12:26 AM
Hi Kim I really love the glass ball chandelier. It was ingenius. I have very traditional feel to my apartment and I could do a chandelier in my colors.
Posted by Gwendolyn Cooper – April 11, 2008 12:56 AM
That has to be one of the neatest ideas Ive ever seen. I never would have thought of that!
Posted by Latasha – April 11, 2008 1:28 AM
This glass ball chandelier is phenomenal! Loved it the moment I saw it. It's a must do, a must have one type of project. Soooo clever and versatile...any size...any color...wow!!!...will cover an ugly fixture...double wow!!!
My only problem.....Where would one purchase a shallow bowl wire frame? Help!!
Thanks in advance for your answer.
Posted by Margie Geiger – April 11, 2008 12:42 PM
I see everyone loves the glass ball chanelier- where do I find that wire frame?
Posted by Ann Neff – April 13, 2008 4:39 PM
This ideal was just ah some.. it reminded me of what I would do with just a little bit and my imagination.
Posted by viola pierce – April 13, 2008 9:16 PM
Hi Kim. I am Lisa from Reston, VA. I just saw this great chandelier idea and wanted to comment that it would work so well for a rental property (I rent) where you can't make permanent changes or remove any existing hardware, etc. A lot of your ideas are like this, and I think you should always include some element on your show that allows a renter to make a dramatic kind of change, creatively, without making a permanent change or doing damage. Great show, Kim!
Posted by Lisa Wallace – April 14, 2008 3:34 AM
This is truely stunning! How do you mount it on the overhead fixture?
Posted by Jann Magerowski – April 14, 2008 9:07 AM
Hi Kim! I love your show...you are so creative and fun. How do I hook the wonderful ornament chandelier to the light fixture? I am doing mine in miniature versions for my kitchen as it will finish our remodel with a bang! Keep up the fun shows.
Posted by Eileen Cohrs – April 15, 2008 8:03 PM
I love this chandelier. I have the perfect place for it.
As I noticed a few other people have asked - Where DO you get a shallow bowl wire frame?
Love your show!
Posted by Jackie Pidgeon – April 15, 2008 9:26 PM
I live in a great home that was build in the 50s. My dining and living room area are together (about W29 x L15.5). There is a fireplace on the very end of the room on the west wall with a concrete mantle that is L90 x W2. (It appears to be sinking inward; and I've noticed a slope in the floor near the fireplace. I've checked and I don't have termites. I think the slope is from water from the gutters, because the previous homeowners didn't have proper drainage away from the foundation of the home) is this an easy fix?
My picture window is also on the west wall,which is 102 inches long. All the walls are natural wood paneling.
I don't know if I should paint them or how to properly carry out this task to get good results. I also have natural hardwood floors. The room is rather dark(the only lighting is the chandlier over the dining room table). I need help in these areas desperately.
Posted by deelicious – April 18, 2008 12:24 AM
hi! where would i find the shallow bowl frame kim used as the base??
Posted by sharon – April 21, 2008 6:35 PM
I think you are very bright, creative and I am very happy for you winning the HGTV Contest
and sharing you very very good ideas with the rest
of the world I really like the cookie sheet end
table (CLASSIC) keep the creative juices flowing
and I will keep watching
Posted by Charlotte Love – April 21, 2008 8:26 PM
I found a wire bowl similar to what Kim used in this episode at the Well Dressed Home for $28. The url is: http://welldressedhome.com/wirebowl.html. Just thought that I would let everyone know.
Posted by Amy S. – April 22, 2008 3:39 PM
Help! I have a shabby chic apartment..the real thing! All pastels and white. They're painting the apts. in my complex and plan to do all the walls in my apt. tan! Yuck!
Help! How can I intergrate that into my existing palette?
Posted by Miss A – April 27, 2008 12:36 PM
Love your show especially how you created the glass ball chandelier.
How did you mount the chandelier over the existing light fixture?
Where do I find a frame like this?
This lighting idea is truely one of the most stunning I've ever seen.
Posted by Joy Dupin – April 27, 2008 3:17 PM
All I can say is WOW! I love you and I love your show.
That chandelier is amazing. Where did you find the wire frame?
Posted by Tracey Whitney – April 27, 2008 5:54 PM
Love this chandelier. Saw the frame ar Pier I
Posted by Marrianne Potts – April 29, 2008 11:08 AM
Where can I find the wire frame you used in the chandelier. I love it. I also wanted to know how to mount it over existing light fixture.
Posted by Robbie Lauderback – April 29, 2008 4:42 PM
That chanderlier idea was awesome,awesome,awesome........I'm going to try it,wish me luck. Just awesome.
Posted by venita – May 1, 2008 1:16 PM
Hi Kim, loved the natural chandelier with the glass prisms. How did you hang this?? Love your show, great fun ideas
Posted by kay – May 5, 2008 6:23 PM
I loved this idea when I saw it, but had a similar issue with the finding of a frame. I discovered that there are many good options for re-purposing items. You could use a metal plant container or decorative hanging pot, a decorative metal serving bowl, or what I used, the top of a wrought-iron-looking bird bath into which you are supposed to set a shallow glass dish. There are many floating candle dishes designed in a similar manner to the bird bath. Thanks Kim for the great idea! Mine in purple looks great!
Posted by Floridian – May 8, 2008 3:34 PM
I love your show. Love love love it. Thank you for the ideas
Posted by Daisey – May 25, 2008 2:45 PM
Love your show watched you win and even voted for you. It's my bedroom Kim I need a lot of help to turn it into a retreat from the world. Please see if you can help
Posted by Fay – May 29, 2008 10:16 AM
I love your style. I want to know where can I find the wire for the Chandelier with the ornaments. It is Awesome! Also, can you show or give me directions in making a Queen size wall mounted headboard. Thanks I love you show!
Posted by Dessieree Stewart – May 29, 2008 7:07 PM
Kim - What else can I say? I adore your show. I'm buying my first home and can't wait to apply all your ideas. I'm trying to sell the other half on your harlequin wall treatment in "traditional retreat." It was brilliant. Thanks for another wonderful idea!
Posted by Kim – June 9, 2008 6:59 AM
I am getting ready to tackle this project for my bedroom, and have the frame already (gotta love Pier 1 - $19!) but I am wondering approximately how many glass balls are required? I will have to order them online, but I don't want to order more than I need!
Posted by Meghan – June 9, 2008 8:51 PM
I made the light this weekend and it looks really great. Some tips. The bowl I got at Pier 1 and right now Hobby Lobby has xmas bulbs in all colors. Hanging it was a different story we bought 4 hooks but suggestion would be to buy a chain in the bronze color and take off a link to hang on each hook. When we tried to just hang it on the hooks it touched the light fixture. But I used clear all different sizes, browns and greens. My husband loved it. Now that it is hung I am going to add a few more on the outer edges. Once you get going it only takes a couple of hours to make it. Another suggestion is to twist the wire on the bulb once so that you don't drop it. I broke a few. And have your bulbs pre wired so all you have to do is reach for the next one.
Posted by Cheryl – July 7, 2008 2:01 PM
I love your show.....it just gets better and better. Keep up the great work
Posted by inga – August 1, 2008 8:39 PM
I have looked all over the place for the wire platter. Pier one doesn't sale it anymore. Boo! LOL! Does anyone know where I might find another one? Thanks!
Posted by Jay – November 8, 2008 1:48 PM
Pier 1 has a new wire platter...a bit different but same concept. I bought it about a month ago.
Posted by susan – November 30, 2008 4:46 PM
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