While we've been decorating and arranging our house, lighting was one area that I could…
The Lighting Department Part 2
For the most part the lighting is updated throughout the house. While the wiring is mostly good, the fixtures, well, no so much.
Take a look at what I’m working with. Here is the only light in the guest room, with an old phone line hanging from it.
This is in the side foyer which is currently getting a mini makeover.
I even spray painted the light fixtures in the side foyer, upstairs bathroom, guest room and hallway to bring them into the modern era with some oil rubbed bronze.
Since I couldn’t find new glass to fit these old fixtures, what I ended up with is this. Not completely terrible but not exactly the look we’re going for.
1. Replace the sconces and add wall switches (dimmers) in The Chef’s office (3 in there) and the guest room (1)
We don’t have any wall switches on the entire second floor with the exception of the bathroom. All of the rooms, except my office have sconces on the walls that turn on with a switch knob on the light. Imagine the tripping that goes on when you walk into a dark room trying to find the knob on the light on the wall :-)~
2. Add a wall switch and install a light fixture in my office. It currently has a pull switch in the center of the room for the ceiling fixture.
Now we shop for lighting! Sounds easy right? Well I’m lacking in lighting resources and would love to hear where you shop for fixtures and chandeliers. I’m looking for modern and bright sconces and maybe a pendant or chandelier for my office. Hopefully fixtures that won’t be dated in a few years, but affordable of course.
Leave a comment about lights you love, this girl needs some help!
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