Monday, January 7, 2013

Replacing the Boob Light

For a while I've been wanting to replace the lighting that is in the 1/2 bath. When we first built our home almost 12 years ago, we put in cheap "Boob" lights where ever we could get away with it, we did that to save money where we could at the time, knowing that later we would replace them with something that we really like. Who would think that it would take a mere 12 years before we replaced it.


Here's our traditional "boob" light~It's it a beauty don't you think!
Actually, this isn't the one that was in the 1/2 bath. I didn't get a picture of it before it was taken down. This one is in our "front room/music room" as we call it. This is the last "boob" light in our home to replaced.

Recently I learned that we had a Habitat for Humanity Restore about 25 miles from us. Very exciting news to me since I've read about other bloggers finding some wonderful treasures at them. So a couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to visit. They were having a "silent auction" on several pieces so we decided to bid on a few items. Low and behold, we won an Antique 1910's light fixture. I told my husband if we won I knew exactly where it would go~the 1/2 bath.
To get a good picture in the bath is very difficult to do. The bath is on an interior wall off the kitchen, so there is no window to this room. The only source of lighting is from the light itself.
Here it is with the light turned off. 
I absolutely love it! It's all glass, even the rim at the top that is snug to the ceiling and also the glass insulator.
My husband had to build/weld a new bracket for connecting it under the top rim. The stores no longer sell the size that fit the light. He's handy that way, can build anything!


The light needed a good cleaning but I think it cleaned up nice. Love the Ivy vines and leaves...Hard to see in photo though. 
Here it is with the light turned on.
Another project done!
Yay!

P.S Please don't say it looks like a hanging boob light now~I just had that thought when looking at the photo.

I've been wanting a mini chandelier in that bathroom for ages but haven't run across one that would fit due to a cabinet door that swings out one way and the bathroom door that swings out the other. I may be back to the drawing board again but DON"T tell my husband. I don't want to say anything just yet, after-all he did just get the light mounted. 
I still LOVE it though!  

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit
I appreciate each and every one !

From the Heart,
Jana

Sharing with Debbie at Debbiedoo's and Kim at  Savvy Southern Style 



10 comments:

  1. This made me crack up. Willy and I are always laughing about the boob lights in our house. I didn't know other people had boob lights too. Love the new fixture. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. LOVES it, out with the boobs and in with the new. The first time I ever saw those lights back in the late 90's that was the first thing out of my mouth, and they were in style then.

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  3. Good morning, Jana! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have some of those boob lights, too! I think I'm stuck with mine for a while. One is a mini boob in the tiny hallway between our master bedroom closets. I guess it would be a AA cup.

    Love your new light. It's so pretty!!!

    I'm your newest follower!

    xo,
    RJ

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  4. lol! hanging boob light - thanks for the laugh!!! I've been really lucky finding almost new fixtures at yard sales and through freecycling - and nice ones too!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my project. Have a happy week!

    xox

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  5. Really nice! We have a house full of boob lights too. Lol

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  6. I have some of those in my house and from now on . . . what do you think I'm going to see, when I look at them? Thanks for the mental picture, LOL. I think that I'll refrain from telling my husband. Knowing him, he'll want to put them in every room of the house, LOL AGAIN.
    Have a marvelous day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. I love your new light. Much nicer than your old boob light. Thanks for your visit to my blog this afternoon. I have just followed yours.
    Laura

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  8. LOL, you're so funny! Gorgeous "new" light fixture, a real treasure for sure!

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  9. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be useful to read content from other writers and practice something from other web sites.

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