Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Little Light Safari


Earlier this year, Sam and I decided it was time 
we updated our old "en-suite" bathroom light fixture.
It was an eight bulb dressing room light bar,
and we wanted something with a bit more style.
Eight 60 watt bulbs, certainly produce a lot of light.
So we searched for another light that had close to 
8 bulbs...it was very difficult. 
At Lamps Plus we found this 6 bulb fixture
from the "Lighting on the Square" Collection
by Possini Euro Design. 
It had an interesting modern look to it.


Unfortunately each bulb could only be
40 watts.  But the saleswoman convinced us
we could get brighter LED bulbs that are lower
wattage. They just had to be small enough
to fit inside the small white glass boxes.
Each bulb was an additional $9.
After getting it home I figured a few twists 
with a screwdriver would have it installed
in minutes. Until I removed 
the existing fixture...
  
As you can see, there is no electrical box.
Nothing to support the new fixture.
Just an eight inch long gash in the drywall.
and two large screw holes.
Luckily, my coworker, Tina, has a construction 
worker as a boyfriend who said 
he would be happy to install the light.
Now however, Sam and I thought, 
"If we're going professional, let's see
 if he wouldn't mind installing a smaller 
light fixture over each sink instead, then we
can return the first fixture and all the bulbs." 
He didn't mind...
He split the wires, installed two electrical 
boxes, patched the drywall, 
applied the orange peel texture, 
painted, then installed the new/new fixtures!
We also found them at Lamps Plus.
They have a marble bronze finish with 
distressed umber etched square glass shades 
by Kichler.
We are much happier with the style too,
and the fact that they take regular old
100 watt bulbs. 
such a unique design,
they almost look like they could be torches.
 They blend in nicely with our 
African safari theme.



Now with six 100 watt bulbs,
we have even more light 
than we had before!
And how cool is that?
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting!

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