Work on our upstairs bathroom is still crawling forward.
Our vanity light search took so long
that I’m calling it the long + winding road.
Thought I had it handled,
but the light fixture I wanted cost $104-something.
G.O. nixed it + said it was too expensive.
People! The struggle is real!
Once again, it was now up to me to find something stylish + nearly free.
I love these swing arm light fixtures:
Yes, they are stylish, but wow, they’re expensive!
Everything I found + liked was in the $200 ballpark + up.
Until this happened:
Amazon has dozens that are less than $100!
See for yourself:
Way to go, am I right?
I didn’t want to quarrel with G.O. about it, + what if it did look crazy!?
Long story longer.
I caved, as one does, + here’s what we bought at Menards for only $24.97!
I chose chrome because we have a chrome IKEA Runskar faucet
I love those cross handles!
In reality, the light fixture’s chrome was so shiny,
you could see it from outer space!
No can do.
BUT WHAT NOW!?!?
I punted + decided that the light needed to be black.
We’ve got a lot of black going on in our bathroom . . .
. . . + black light light fixtures + faucets are a “thing’.
The paint on modern fixtures is a matte — or flat — black . . .
. . . but neither our bathroom not our chrome fixture is modern.
Then I got an idea.
What about a shiny black, as in vintage porcelain shiny black, like here:
Now I’m feeling more confident!
Fast forward a bit, + here’s our glossy black light fixture,
after G.O. spray painted it glossy black:
Looks like I’ve jumped ahead to the shade portion of our light fixture saga.
As you can see, with this project,
you get to choose your fixture + your glass shade.
I narrowed the search down to two — one frosted + the other one clear.
I chose clear, because that’s what’s happening now.
Plus, the Edison-style bulbs are just fun, aren’t they?
There are other things to reveal about our bathroom,
but I shall share them at a later date.
Now you know why our light fixture search was such a long + winding road.