Project Inspiration: Anthropologie Chandelier

I’ve had these pictures rolling around in my phone for a while and I keep meaning to share them. On a recent trip to check out Anthropologie’s new Boston location on Newbury Street, I spotted this chandelier hanging in their housewares section.  I’ve been an Anthro fan for a long time.  Even when my bank account isn’t cooperating, I love going in for visual inspiration.  Can you tell what it’s made out of?

Plastic zip ties!

Like usual, I was blown away by their visual stylists’ abilities to take everyday objects and use them in a beautiful and unexpected way. It was difficult to tell what the inner workings of this light fixture was all about without running the risk of knocking everything off of the table underneath while juggling my bag, phone, and winter coat.  After a little brainstorming, I think you could head to the hardware store and recreate this look with some really inexpensive components:

Cable Tie Chandelier Components

The items above total just over $40 and you’d likely need a much smaller amount of mesh than what is shown.  I haven’t undertaken the project myself so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of my approach but it would definitely be a good start.  Has anyone taken on a DIY project after some unlikely inspiration?

Interior/Exterior Gloss Spray Paint, $3.47
8 in. Cable Ties (1,000-Pack), $20
54 in. Tomato Cage, $3.78
Aluminum Vent Mesh $14.67

All photos by Kate McCusker for The Loud and Clear