Build Your Own Old-Fashioned Looking Chandelier For Less Than $100

Video: Chandeliers are by no means cheap, but if you're a fan of a more rustic aesthetic, YouTuber Darbin Orvar put together one using a set of string lights and some wood. The idea here is to basically build a box for the lights, string them through the wood, then mount it to the ceiling. As for power, you can either connect to a power source in the ceiling, or add an extension cord to connect to a wall outlet. Sure, it's not exactly an elegant, crystal chandelier designed for castles and fancy houses, but it's still a clever way to light up a room with less than $100 of material.

DIY String Light Chandelier for $40 [YouTube]

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    If that's considered old-fashioned, I must be a dinosaur.

    Shame about that filthy power cord being so visible. Nice project in every other way though.

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