Our Vanity Lighting for the Master

The new bathrooms are coming along slowly but since the electric has been totally roughed in we were able to purchase lighting fixtures.

Shades of Light showroom in Richmond, Virginia.
Shades of Light showroom in Richmond, Virginia.

We bought 6 fixtures on our Richmond road trip which we took expressly to buy lighting.

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

The conservatory over-vanity wall light.

One of two recycled glass hall fixtures.
One of two recycled glass hall fixtures.

The master suite hall flush-mount ceiling fixtures (2).

Over dressing table wall light which needs to be painted and repaired.
Over dressing table wall light which needs to be painted and repaired.

The wall fixture for my dressing table in the master bathroom.

Pendant lights will hang over the dual sinks on either side of the window.
Pendant lights will hang over the dual sinks on either side of the window in the electrified circles in the ceiling.

That leaves 2 fixtures which had to be ordered by our salesperson at “Shades of Light” who was a delight to work with and has diligently kept us up-to-date on the delivery of the last 2.

Catalog description: Glass is blown into chicken wire in the form of diamonds and flowers to create a whimsical glass pendant for rustic or cottage settings. Due to the hand-blown, hand-cut nature, each glass will vary slightly.
Catalog description: Glass is blown into chicken wire in the form of diamonds and flowers to create a whimsical glass pendant for rustic or cottage settings. Due to the hand-blown, hand-cut nature, each glass will vary slightly.

The catalog picture (above) seemed misleading when we saw the actual fixture which was on display at the “Shades of Light” showroom.

The fixtures came in boxes within a box because they are fragile. (Notice the warning that we should hire a professional electrician.)
The fixtures came in boxes within a box because they are fragile. (Notice the warning that we should hire a professional electrician.)

After much consideration I decided I liked the recycled glass and wired cage enough to take a risk that they would not be too large over the sinks (which have not yet been installed) in the master bathroom.

The fixtures are similar but not exactly the same since they are hand-blown glass.
The fixtures are similar but not exactly the same since they are hand-blown glass. The one on the left is much heavier than the one on the right.

I had been looking for something unique and these filled the bill.

We'll hang them in the bathroom on either  side of the window.
We’ll hang them in the bathroom on either side of the window.

If we ever get the bathroom floor tiled the rest of the room should move along more quickly.  In any case, we have the lighting fixtures.

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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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