Published on August 9th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


IKEA Kristaller Chandelier gets a little glamorous

Materials: Kristaller light fixture, vintage necklaces (pearl, glass beads, etc)

Description: There is no rocket-science involved with this hack, but the simple act of adding vintage jewelry to a basic chandelier adds a lot of glamour! Thrift stores and garage sales are choc-full of vintage costume jewelry…ready for the picking. I stuck to mostly pearl beads, with a few turquoise necklaces added for a punch of color. The possibilities are endless, really.

1. Scrounge around second-hand stores for some vintage necklaces

2. String them up on your chandelier, changing them around as needed to balance the beads out on each side.

3. Sit back and admire your awesomeness!

See more of the glamorized chandelier.

~ Tracey Kofoed, Canada

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20 Responses to IKEA Kristaller Chandelier gets a little glamorous

  1. roberta vieira says:

    Oh My! the “mean anonymous” you REALLY didn’t gett it!

    The painting is lovely and gives a boho hint in this relaxed bedroom…
    Please,DO something for your mind: OPEN IT!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    wow, people on here need to get a serious life. Describing what is and what is not an “Ikea Hack”?? Is there a dictionary definition for that now? I’d like to see some of the negative commentators own work – probably horrifically lacking in style! As for this room … i’ve seen it featured on countless blogs, so obviously people like it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i’m not really into this but it’s really something uptodate and fashionable. i’ve seen it in so many home-decor magazines that i don’t even know if i like it or not, at this moment. since i’m more into solid colors, you can maybe spraypaint it in a total white, or every color you like best.
    what about matt black?

  4. Anonymous says:

    These are some of the nastiest comments I’ve seen on IkeaHackers. If you don’t like it, don’t comment. If you have a suggestion, then do so without calling them names, and criticizing their taste. I bet lot’s of us wouldn’t like your style either.

    Tracey- I get what you were going for. I like the idea even if it’s not my style. I think a coral necklace would be lovely too.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but it just looks messy to me. I think that the “added” bits need to be taken off and added back on with a bit more thought so it doesn’t look like something a child made.

  6. Joyfalula says:

    I love this idea! The “messiness” adds to the quirky yet chic vibe. The only thing I would worry about is that the heat from the light could melt the necklaces….

  7. Julia says:

    I think it’s great! So girly!

  8. Audrey says:

    It’s so pretty! The whole room is lovely. And even though it’s got nothing to do with the chandelier, I LOVE the painting. It’s refreshing to see a hack that’s not all wood, screws and muscle work, in my opinion.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love it! It’s eclectic and fun. Some of you so-called “Ikea hackers” apparently take this all very seriously. Since when is ikea-hacking so exclusive? I think all of you that take the time to leave negative comments need to find something a little more productive to do! It’s pathetic.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Play nice. Be appreciative of another’s efforts.

    and i think it looks cute. i feel like some people here think if there isnt a power tool and extra wood involved, its not a “hack.” this is simple but the finished product has a totally different vibe.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Not really a hack and not really new either…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thats not a hack, it is some “thing” from a double lefthanded. But i am sure, you think you are a great designer.

  13. elle marie says:

    I’m a new reader, and I LOVE the idea behind this, I’m not sure about the other commenters but I think I would say eclectic but it’s a sure win when you are working with a budget and don’t want to spend a lot of a chandelier.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Aside from the grade school painting on the wall and the mess of junk you hung from the chandelier, your room is really lovely and well put together. I love the soft colors and serenity of the space. That painting, though, throws the whole thing off and the necklace thing really does look a mess.

  16. John says:

    I would have to agree with Anonymous, it just look like a mess. It looks like the necklaces were just threw up there on the lighting.

  17. Anonymous says:

    It’s probably just me, but I think it looks like a mess. Maybe if the beads were taken off of the necklace and restrung to hang more evenly, but it just sort of looks like a jumble as is.

    But to each their own. It’s a good way to add color to the ‘chandelier’ to compliment the color scheme, for sure!

  18. Thomas says:

    You should spray paint the chandelier white, for that little bit extra!

  19. Sing says:

    Very pretty!

  20. mode chic says:

    preciosa la lampara, vaya cambio …

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