My husband and I recently bought our first house. Nothing fancy, but perfect for us – a townhouse with an unfinished basement that we’re transforming into a nerdcave. While we’re having the basement professionally renovated, getting the rest of the house together is all in our inexperienced, but capable hands.
Right now we’re focusing on the main floor, which consists of an entryway with a closet, powder room, and a combined kitchen, dining, and living space. We have a lot planned, but today I’m excited to share with you my first completed project – refurbishing the overhead light and chandelier in our kitchen/dining space.
Our house is a lot of features that are original to when it was built 20 years ago; we believe these lights are one of them. The chandelier and flush mount ceiling fixture were originally a bronzey-brown color, and had tinted glass bowl covers. The chandelier’s bowl was tinted an amber yellow, which of course made everything in the room turn a sickly yellow color when the light was turned on. The flush mount ceiling light had a bowl with a grey marbling effect, which looked like a lot of dirt and dust had gathered inside of it. Not very attractive.
I wanted to keep the fixtures, because they are fairly unique looking, but only if we could fix the light covers. Because the light fixtures are so old, and not standard size, there were no available replacement pieces.