Well, that one normally costs $49.50 through Aidan Gray, and even though we were able to order ours for $20 from Cindy, we were determined to come up with an even less expensive DIY solution to cover up the chain in our dining room.
We started with some of this ($4) Cordmate tubing from Home Depot:
It has a slit down one side of it, and it fit just perfectly around the existing chain:
Once it was on, Kevin started hot-gluing twine to the outside of it.
I stood on the floor and fed it up to him (on the ladder), tossing it around the chandelier each time he needed it to wrap around it. We did it that way (vs. cutting a long length of it) because we weren’t sure how much it was going to take, and we didn’t want to run out and have to start a new length. #I’mAllergicToSeams 😉
It took about an hour, and Kevin’s arms and my neck were pretty pooped by the time we were done, but man what a fun difference it makes…especially for less than five bucks! 😀
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