Things are kind of quiet around our house lately. We’re working on plans for projects and doing research. Ben’s been working in the attic, adding foam board insulation to the eves in preparation for the cellulose he wants to add. Boooorrring. But, one of those planned projects included a trip to Habitat for Humanity Restore for supplies. Sadly, I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did come home with something else I’m excited about. Here’s a hint, it involves this thrift store light fixture in the breakfast nook.
Actually, the removal of it. Why? Because it was better in theory than in practical application. Ben doesn’t like the look of exposed bulbs. Also, the downward cast lighting was harsh. At Restore, I saw a globe light, in all it’s 70’s glory, just sitting on the shelf, waiting for someone to take it home for 20 bucks. I called Ben to tell him about it, not knowing where I’d put it if I bought it. He said he didn’t need it. Just after I hung up, a light bulb moment happened. Why not take down the harsh $6 thrift store light and put this up. Didn’t have an exposed bulb, had all parts, and the translucent glass globe should diffuse the light for a soft, warm glow.
Ben liked it, so the next day, he hung it up for me.
I like the simple shape and soft glow.
At night, it lights up the breakfast nook, not just the table.
And, it matches the lights in the pool house.
Call me crazy, but I like the vintage look. For $20 and a few minutes to install, it was definitely worth it.