Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fixture Freshening - Part 1

An easy (and often inexpensive) way to make a noticeable update in your home is to change outdated light fixtures. When we moved in everything was brass, EVERYTHING. And in the right place brass is right, however, I'm much more of a stainless, chrome, lucite kinda gal, and the hubby is a brass kinda guy, so we've made some compromises along the way. However, there were a few things we both agreed HAD to GO!

This was the ceiling mount fixture in our hallways, we were lucky enough to have THREE of them, one on each floor. Hardly something to get you excited about when you see itin the hallway from walking in the front door. They didn't match our style, but we have been on the hunt for something new since we moved in. As you all know time and money are always in competition and we put this project off until now. We finally found the RIGHT fixture and finally had the time and money to make the change.

This is the new fixture, it has a oil rubbed finish, which we think works because we have Brazilian Cherry floors which are dark and we have a lot of Cherry furniture we inherited from my in-laws. The color of the glass dome that covers the light bulb (Compact Fluorescent of course!!) also matches the walls which are Benjamin Moore 'Monroe Bisque'.

Here it is at night, not the best photo, but at least you can see the mottling on the glass, it looks like a moon and casts a soft glow in the hallways now. It's nice to not see the bulbs staring back at you from their brass and glass cage!

We have a few more fixtures to change out, so stay tuned, we're on a roll! Have any of you ditched your old fixtures? Have you re-habbed them or just started over? What do you think?

Happy Thursday, the rain has stopped and the sun is out!



  1. Hey Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It sounds like you had an amazing childhood. I'm definitely jealous of your Jamaican vacay--I went two years ago and loved it! xx

  2. I have the same fixture and love it!