I am on a mission… remove all the brass light fixtures from our house! I have 1 more downstairs to remove, and a few more upstairs. And the best thing is I am doing it with all yard sale/thrift store finds! I will have to do a roundup post when I am all finished off all the new light fixtures (and before’s if I have a picture). But here’s a few other ones I have already done and blogged about – guest bathroom, hallway light fixture.
My electrician brother recently did some work for us and while he was here I enlisted his help to replace this light fixture. I have replaced many light fixtures myself but this one involved standing on a 12 foot ladder and putting up a rather big/heavy light fixture – something I wasn’t comfortable doing by myself.
Here’s the before…
It was small and not very interesting.
And here’s the after! I found this light fixture for $10 at a yard sale last summer. I am pretty sure it was brand new – think someone moved in a new house and replaced it immediately – not even a speck of dust on it! I had hoped to use it in my kitchen, but it was too big for my 8 foot ceilings.
Here’s a picture of it lit up. Much more light in our stairway now!
And it is centered right in the center of the window – just wish the window was centered on this side of the stairway.
One more down, 5 more to go!
Do you look for light fixtures at thrift store?? I have had great luck! Everyone I have found has been mostly $5 and under and have all worked when we put them up.
Off to go spray paint another small light fixture for the upstairs hallway! And at some point, I am going to have to paint that stairway – NOT looking forward to that…