My Dressing Table Light

I told you here all about the bargain lighting fixture I bought on our road trip to Richmond, Virginia.

Over dressing table wall light I painted and repaired.
Over dressing table wall light I painted and repaired.

I refinished it with spray paint here.

This neat electrical box is from the master bathroom rough-in.
This neat electrical box is from the master bathroom rough-in.

After I painted the master bathroom I was ready to hang this light.

I laid a lightweight level vertically against the fixture mounting screws in the electrical plate.
I laid a lightweight level vertically against the fixture mounting screws in the electrical plate.

First I screwed the light’s hanging plate tight to the electrical box making sure the mounting screws were plumb.

The black and white wires were twisted together but ultimately black hooks to black and white to white.
The black and white wires were twisted together but ultimately black hooks to black and white to white.

Then I pulled the wires through the hole in the wall. (Don’t worry, I turned the breaker off.)

Connecting new wiring to a new fixture is not too difficult.
Connecting new wiring to a new fixture is not too difficult.

With wire nuts I connected the black wire to the black wire and the white wire to the white wire.

The wires need to pulled out of the wall to be connected to the fixture.
The wires need to pulled out of the wall to be connected to the fixture.

Then I wound the uncovered copper wire around the green ground screw.

These clear bulbs give off lots of light but almost disappear in the shade when turned off.
These clear bulbs give off lots of light but almost disappear in the shade when turned off.

I screwed the plate to the wall and screwed in 2 clear flame-shaped bulbs.

I love hooking up electric fixtures when they work.
I love hooking up electric fixtures when they work.

Flipped the breaker back on and tested the light. Woo-hoo, it lit up.

Another chore checked off the list.
Another chore checked off the list.

Finally I screwed the seeded glass shade to the base.

Are you more likely to fool with electricity or plumbing?

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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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