The DIYs on this blog have until now been exclusively my own handiwork (with lots of practical support from the Houses Husband, I must never omit to mention). But this beaded chandelier DIY is the work of my super talented Insta buddy Nadia aka @artynads.
With bank holidays and stretches of summer sunshine drawing us back into our gardens this month, lots of us will have been contemplating a makeover to make the most of our outside space. No one more so than me. This year, I’m calling time on my despondent decking, currently adorned with little more than a peeling table ‘n’ bench set (vintage B&Q) and several planters in which the only life form thriving is slimy and lives in shells.
If any garden is going to leave you thinking there’s room to improve your own it’s Nadia’s. Sumptious, glamorous and sophisticated, Nadia’s outdoor space is unarguably #gardengoals.
But, as I’m discovering, garden makeovers can be an expensive business. Outdoor furniture and accessories are no cheaper than their indoor equivalents and all the harder to justify when we can only enjoy them for part of the year.
DIYing elements of your garden design is the perfect way to spruce up your garden in a budget savvy way. But DIYs can often look disappointingly, well, DIY. Which is why I was quite so excited by Nadia’s project. Nadia’s beaded chandelier looks stylish and high end. And if it gives your garden a little bit of @artynads cool, then it’s definitely worth getting busy with a glue gun.
Nadia’s beaded chandelier is a versatile design that would work well in any design-conscious interior, making a stunning statement piece over a dining table perhaps or adding sophisticated glamour to a bedroom boudoir.
But I think the way Nadia has styled it in her garden is absolutely perfect. There’s a growing trend to create a “room” vibe in your garden. These days you can source outdoor everything; mirrors, cushions, fairy lights, rugs – just for starters. But for my money, there’s no better way to define a “room” than with a statement light.
Using Nadia’s beaded chandelier as a traditional candle chandelier means no faffing about with wiring. And how gorgeously sultry to revel in dusk under candle light, with a sundowner and a sheepie for company.
Not surprisingly Nadia’s beaded chandelier got a LOT of love when she shared it on Instagram. In response to demand, Nadia posted a DIY tutorial on Insta stories. I knew that lots of people would want to be able to refer back to the instructions later. Since Nadia doesn’t blog, I offered to post her tutorial. So here it is: your step by step instructions to create your own beaded chandelier @artynads style:
I would love to have a go at Nadia’s DIY, but since I don’t have a pergola I’ll need to figure out a way to hang the chandelier. It can’t just be me with this problem. If I manage to innovate a solution, I’ll let you know.
I know that Nadia’s beautiful pictures of her chandelier, just like the rest of her gorgeous home, will inspire many of you too. Do let us know how you get on.