REPLACING THE ENTRYWAY LIGHT

March 8, 2016

The first thing you need to know is that I have really nice friends. There was this twilight zone-ish week where I received (for free) four light fixtures from a couple different people who had some they did not need. Two of them are amazing brass drop pendants, but I have not found a home for them yet.

The other two are some handy basic globe flush mounts. They are not works of art on their own, but I like them better than some of our 70’s eye sores.

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I decided the light fixture that bothered me most was the entryway pendant that is mega dated. This was our first go around at changing a fixture and we discovered it is a really simple process – good to have in your home owner skill set.

David used that wonderous electrician’s pen to find out if it was safe to proceed. (Or something.)

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The metal piece will get painted white to keep things more smooth visually. I think I have decided that I like having some kind of pendant or tiny chandelier here. It just needs to be a little shorter (the old one was 21.5 inches) and not so out of style.

When do you ever not need a basic white globe light, though? Well, I guess my friends did not. But as a recent buyer of a fixer upper, I do! Ten fold!

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Comments

  • I agree. The simple globe is so much better! We did the same in our bungalow – replaced all the super offending fixtures with cheap solutions from Craigslist or Lowes. For the second time around, I ADORE Schoolhouse Electric, but $500 for a dining room chandelier…I am just not sure I can swallow that. Keep us posted on any mid-range options you find! :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      Same. Love schoolhouse electric though. Will do!

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