So it turns out I do have readers… or I guess a reader (thanks Caty). House stuff is slow goings. It feels like when you try to run in a dream; no matter how hard you try you just sort of drag your lead feet through ankle deep jello. That is how I feel about our house project. In the mean time while I make little to no actual progress I decided to make a Mid Century Brass Chandelier. I wanted to share this DIY for two reasons:
1) I am super proud and it is legit badass.
2) It was wayyyyyy easier then expected, and I hope it inspires anyone who has been fearful to work with electrical to give it a go. (Spoilers, you can do it)
I was super into the Odyssey 4 Chandelier made by Schoolhouse Electric. It is brass, modern, and super dreamy. Alas, the $349 price tag doesn’t quite fit into my cheap I-just-had-a-wedding-and-purchased-a-house budget. I did some quick searching and couldn’t find anywhere local that had the parts, so I bought them online from Grand Brass. Here is the individual pieces list:
- 1 1/8F sides X 1/4F bottom X 1/8F top Cluster Body (BOM4) $20.00
- 1 24in. X 1/8 IPS Threaded Hollow Bass Pipe (PIBR24-0X8) $10.75
- 4 1/8M X 1/8F ips. Swivel Adjustable to 180degs (SV210) $7.80
- 4 Brass Keyless Edison Medium Base E-26 Lamp Socket (SOGB16) $8.20
- 4 10in. X 1/8 IPS Threaded Hollow Bass Pipe (PIBR10-0X8) $4.30
- 1 Brass Canopy with 1/8ips Slip Center Hole (CAS05) $12.00
For a play by play on how to connect everything, this is a great tutorial from Little Green Notebook.
Get it peeps, seriously… you can do it!