Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Add It To The List: Salvaged Ceiling Light Fixture

You'd think eventually I'd have the sense to stop piling more stuff onto my to-do list, but the hoarder-obsessive-perfectionist in me (she's a vocal presence, lemme tell you!) just can't resist a project when it presents itself. Hard-wire sconces when we could use table lamps? Yes please! Install a new ceiling fixture where a perfectly good one (though not perfect) already exists? Abso-freaking-lutely.

If there's an opportunity to improve or upgrade, particularly if it involves climbing into a dumpster or riffling through a trash can- I'm your gal! 

So it goes without saying that when this ancient brass flush mount fixture was demo'd out of a project I'm designing on Park Avenue and 66th Street, I was happy to intervene on its behalf. It no longer had a sensible home in the ultra-contemporary home office we were installing, but that didn't mean it didn't have a home with me. The fact that it looks almost exactly like a port-hole on a boat might have been off-putting to some people, but for my needs-- tucked above the canopy bed frame in our guest room upstate-- it is going to be PERFECT! 

Can't wait to get it up and shining. 


1 comment:

  1. It does have a nautical look about it . . . that is right in my wheelhouse. Love it! So many people these days replace the real thing for made in China junk. Maybe because it takes a little elbow grease and a think outside the box mentality to see the beauty that others toss out. I am delighted that you saved this old brass light from the trash heap. Good job!