Probably the most exciting thing that happened yesterday was the arrival of the new light fixture that I ordered at Joss and Main. A friend who is a home stager (is that a word?)– anyway, she does home staging to help houses sell—mentioned that she loves the site, and while checking it out, I spotted a really fun light fixture. I immediately thought of the aging light hanging in our entry, and since the price was fairly reasonable, I snatched it up.
Here’s a photo of my fearless hubby taking ‘old gold’ down. Why, yes, that is dust on his shirt due to my fabulous (lack of) interest in dusting.
Here’s a photo of the new fixture from about the same angle. It proved to be ridiculously hard to find an un-busy background against which to get a photo.
Here’s the fixture in the dark. I forgot to get a photo showing the very cool light that this throws on the ceiling due to all the criss-crossing lines, but it is really fun– and crazy-bright for only fitting tiny 60-watt bulbs. The entry is a great place for a little more light, since we have a small desk there where teens often do homework in the evenings.
Then here’s a shot of the light from the stairs– such a nice difference. It’s really fun to look at.
Now I’m looking at my dining room light cross-eyed– isn’t that how this type of thing always goes? But since I still like the shape of that fixture, and don’t have a budget to replace things around here willy nilly, I think what I’ll do is try spray-painting it in a color similar to the oil-rubbed bronze. Then it will match my entry light tone-wise if not in style.
I’ll probably also paint my front door handle. It is bright brass too– but getting worn looking– and a fresh coat of paint would really improve its looks. Here’s a tutorial I saved with info on how to do it.