It Was Always Temporary

In order to have the final inspection for the work the contractor was responsible for Charlie and I installed a truly nasty $10 lighting fixture in the conservatory bathroom.

This $10 light is supposed to have fancy bulbs -- why bother?
This $10 light is supposed to have fancy bulbs — why bother?

I had been searching for a reasonably priced fixtures that coordinate with the rustic galvanized pendant in the corner of conservatory.

A pendant light with a milk-can finish hangs over the bistro set in the conservatory.
A pendant light with a milk-can finish hangs over the bistro set in the conservatory.

We had success on our trip to Richmond finding a light that has a satin nickel finish which will go with the faucet we bought at Ikea and a shape reminiscent of the industrial vibe of the conservatory pendant.

Industrial cage vanity light from Shades of Light.
Industrial cage vanity light from Shades of Light.

This fixture comes in one, two, three, or four light models and has matching ceiling lights.  The price for the 18-inch long 2-light model is $99.

Using the cage over the bulb is optional -- I like it, Charlie does not.
Using the cage over the bulb is optional — I like it, Charlie does not.

It can be used with or without the bulb grilles.

The light I'm holding in the picture will replace the one hanging on the wall.
The light I’m holding in the picture will replace the one hanging on the wall.

Even though I’m eager to get it up we’ll wait until the vanity and sink under it are installed.

What $100 item has made a big difference in your décor?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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