Salvage lighting finds

Sometimes the things I stress most about our house may seem absurd when compared to the sheer volume of large project we have yet to tackle. But  it’s the little things that make all the difference. Sure, I can live with the shower of sadness – for the time being – because sometimes tackling a small project can make the larger picture not seem so daunting.

The lighting fixtures that came with the house are ugly. Not two ways about. UH-GLY! Here is a sampling of the ugly currently on display in our parlor floor. Yes, the brass ceiling fan does take the cake – we don’t use it so that we don’t get used to having a gentle breeze overhead. That monstrosity is going to Build It Green very very soon.

We have been shopping for more period appropriate fixtures for the house and needless to say, anything available in the New York area costs and arm and a leg. Since we have a limited supply of arms and legs we have been looking elsewhere for our salvage: hello midwest!

The fixtures are in raw condition – they need to be cleaned and re-wired, but we purchased all four for less than the cost of a nice non-Home Depot light. Now, onward to getting these guys up and working!

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