A few months ago, I posted that I wanted to turn our curb alert door into a ladder chandelier like here:
That evening I got an email from our friend Marc. Marc was an architect, and has crazy handyman skills. He told me that he was picking up some spare wood at his dad's house to build a ladder for our chandelier.
He schooled me in the art of architectural design. I learned that having a wider object like a door hanging over people's heads, makes them feel uneasy. The second he said it, I thought of course "of course it would." I felt slightly sheepish.
It took Marc the Arc no time at all to make it. Unfortunately, it took quite a while for us to hang it and find the lanterns. We had collected the lanterns and just had to find the time to hang them.
Cue Christina's shower. Since Christina is Marc's beautiful wife, it was the perfect motivation the Hacker needed to get the job done.
So we purchased different sizes of rope from Home Depot, and the Hacker channeled his inner boy scout to get the knots just right.
Here is our copycat version of the ladder chandelier:
Of course we didn't include oversized lanterns, instead we used what we got. And I think what we got is pretty good.
Here is the a closeup of the detail that Marc included on the ladder. He distressed it and added very cool notches to each step of the ladder.
After the Hacker tied each knot, he burnt the edge to keep in place.
He attached the ladder to our patio cover with an eye-hook.
He used a level to make sure the ladder was, well level. Because our patio cover has a slight slope, it can be deceiving to the eye.
Each lantern was added to a different step, and then, we were done.
So what do you think of our copycat chandelier?
We're pretty pleased with it. So thanks Marc. It adds a special touch to the whole patio.
What copycat features have you added to your house? How did they turn out?
thanks for reading,