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A Chandelier of Beads for a Bohemian Eclectic Living Room

Colorful beads are added to a chandelier for the finishing touch of this Bohemian living room makeover.

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chandelier is finishing touch for Bohemian room
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Paint the Beads

Shannon Kaye purchased approximately $20 worth of acrylic beads in a variety of deep hues.

Clear beads are painted with turquoise glass paint; this translucent enamel will allow light to shine through the beads.

clear beads painted with turquoise glass paint

Step 2: String the Beads on Wire

When the paint is dry, the beads are strung on wire.

Finally, the beads are strung in a random pattern on the chandelier. They'll add reflective color and add the crowning touch to the Bohemian feel of the room.

Step 3: Put the Room Together

The room is put back together: the formerly bland white walls and mismatched furniture are now full of color, texture and Victorian charm, all of which work to tie the room together (Before: Image 1) (After: Image 2) (After: Image 3) (After Image 4).