Look! DIY High End Chandelier Using IKEA Bulbs

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Ed Winston took his aspirational dreams of owning a $7020 Ilde Max chandelier (previously $11,700) and rerouted some energy into creating his own affordable DIY version using IKEA Hemma lights and some elbow grease. The results are admittedly not as fine tuned as the high-end version, but we still admire Ed's DIY moxy and the chandelier looks handsome considering he put it together himself (a thicker ring and more bulbs might improve the effect)...

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The original light uses cloth wire which I was able to find in white, then dyed red. I was unsure about using the wire so used the Ikea lights instead. I would love to hear from anyone that has ideas on how to make this design more eco-friendly. While these bulbs are only 60W each I think it can be made better. Smaller bulbs take away from the size and design. I was thinking of running small led lights inside the bulb once the element burns out...some how.

Retail cost: $11,700, Instructable cost: $55.93

Check out Ed's full Instructables here. And here's the original lighting that inspired the project if you're curious or have the $7k+ to afford it.

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