Since I was making 20 holes, I could divide it by 5 and make a pentagon (the black dots). You only need to do one row on this piece because the wire on the acrylic chain will loop around the outside edge.
Updating crystal lamps
Step 7: Once you’ve given the paint plenty of time to dry, you can start attaching the crystal strands.
I divided my garland into strands with 6 crystals each.
I had some varying sized crystal garlands from a different project, so I used them on one of my lights.
When you think of a stylish ceiling light, odds are that you are thinking of pretty much anything *but* the ubiquitous builder-grade glass dome lights… ) There are lots of nice flushmount fixtures that you can purchase to replace your standard lights, but what I love about today’s tutorial is that it is a simple way to update the existing fixture rather than just replacing it. The wheels started turning in my brain and I realized if I removed the domes and added some holes, I could attach strands of crystals on the lights I already had. I used some Goo Gone to clean off some glue stuck to one of the lights. Step 3: Measure the circumference of the light using a string.
Read on for the tutorial, and if you’re battling with a different type of builder-grade light that you don’t love, here are some more light fixture updates for you to browse and get inspired (click on the picture to see the tutorial): I was longing to replace the lights in my hallway and stairwell, when I noticed that the structure of those lights looked just like the Mia Flushmount from Pottery Barn.
Cost: Since I already had the lights, I only spent and had enough material for 2 lights Time Needed: This went pretty fast, but it took about 2-3 days for one light. I also had to take several breaks to get all the strands looped through the drilled holes (it makes your fingers get sore pretty fast). Divide that number by the number of crystal strands you want to attach (I used 20). You can cut your string to 1.25″ and use it to mark along the circle with a Sharpie where the holes will go.Step 1: Make sure to turn off the electrical breaker going to your light. Step 4: Use a hammer and finishing nail to hammer two rows of holes around the base circle.You need two rows to loop the metal part of the crystal strands through.It helps to put it on a hard surface, like cement, when you nail the holes in.Step 5: Next you need to put holes in the smaller circle on the light.It helps to trace the circle on a piece of paper to help you figure out how to space things. Then I could more easily mark on the actual piece where I was going to put the holes.