I think I have home decor ADD. I was in the middle of an office makeover and decided to jump into a kitchen project. This is why nothing ever gets done around here and why we live in a construction zone 24/7. Anyways, let’s get back on track so I can show you this amazing ladder chandelier my hubby and I put together this weekend!
I’ve been inspired by a ladder chandelier ever since Liz Marie installed one in her dining room with three beautiful chandeliers. Obviously, three full size chandeliers wasn’t going to fit in this space and would have looked REALLY dumb over an island. I had to improvise. Because we have a serious love for mason jars in our house, I thought what better idea than to create a mason jar chandelier over our island?! Here it is, what do you think?
While putting up the mason jar lights, I was sure this ladder chandelier was one project that was not going to turn out how I envisioned. I’m glad we stuck with it and decided once it was up and styled. This is now the focus of the kitchen and is just BAM when you walk in here!
There wasn’t much content out there on the wide world of the interweb, so obviously this calls for a tutorial so you too can replicate my look!
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Ladder Chandelier Tutorial
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Step 1: Hang Your Light
Probably the most obvious step, but you need to start with getting your light hung. For us, this involved removing our existing chandelier and replacing with our 3 mason jar pendant light. We were able to use the existing electrical box and this made swapping out lights easy and fast.
Here’s an in progress picture of the light being hung. It’s not pretty and of course it’s a crappy cell phone photo but it gets the point across, and that’s what this here blog is supposed to do!
Make sure at this point that you adjust the length of your lights if necessary because this can’t be done once the light is mounted.
Step 2: Install Hardware on Ladder
This step is where your cup hooks are going to come in handy. You need (4) of these total. You will screw two on each end of the ladder where your chain will extend down to the ladder. I’ve attached another great quality cell phone picture to demonstrate.
Step 3: Install Hardware In Ceiling
Now, you need to install your ceiling hooks in the ceiling. You will need (2) of these. When you do this, make sure your ceiling hooks are equidistant from the center of the light as well as centered with the light. If you don’t do this, your ladder may look crooked or sideways when it is hanging. Also make sure that you place your ceiling hooks equal distance apart as you have your cup hooks on your ladder. That way the chains hang straight up and down instead of at an angle.
Step 4: Install Chains & Hang Ladder
The last step to this amazing ladder chandelier is hanging the chains on your hooks. I got away with using just 6′ of chain total, (2) 3′ runs of chain. I connected each end of the chain on a cup hook and hung the center chainlink on the ceiling hook. It will take two people to hold the ladder up for installation. In the end, I have 1.5′ of chain on each side of the ladder.
And you’re done! Take a step back and admire your work!
This is such a versatile piece that it could be used in just about any room with any light fixture! Hoping to have that other light fixture switched out this weekend with a matching industrial look. As always, thanks for stopping by the blog today friends! Comments are welcome down below!
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