The ceiling lights in the basement were original but they were not what I wanted, plus they flickered a lot (I suspected the wiring in the lamps). I found another pair, shown here, and finally got around to taking down the old lights and installing the new ones.
The hard wiring in the ceiling was pretty good but I did use additional electrical tape around the wires to ensure that there weren't any exposed bare wires. These lights look a lot better than the old ones.
I love the sputnik. I had a black and gold one, but gave it to a friend years ago...now want it! All your light fixtures are great!ReplyDelete
Oh how I love lamps/lighting! I could illuminate a hundred houses. The sputnik is a real show piece!ReplyDelete
And the more I look at the mid century and space age/sputnik-themed lamps, I'm amazed at the varietyReplyDelete
I love all of your new/old fixtures. Your front door is very beautiful as well. Where did you find the sputnik?ReplyDelete
If you mean the sputnik/starburst escutcheon behind the doorknob, I found it on ebay. I discovered the right search word "escutcheon" by accident while searching for "starburst" or "sputnik" - can't remember which. Once I saw the escutcheon I was surprised how much they were selling for. At that point I saved an ebay search for "door escutcheon" and patiently waited for one to pop up at a price I could live with. Actually I've stumbled upon lots of things I didn't know existed by doing ebay searches. It's the rabid hunter-gatherer gene I seem to have.ReplyDelete