April 23, 2012New Retro Bullet Lights Installed Over Our Fireplace
I hope everyone had a nice, productive weekend. I know we did. Besides being elbow-deep in spring cleaning, we managed to find a few minutes to put up some new retro bullet lights over the planters in our fireplace.
This is part of our almost continuous rehab of our living room. All the mid-century bones were there when we bought the place, but there were a lot of 80’s additions to our living room that were not so great.
If you can rip your eyes away from Tom with one of our cats on his head, you can see the lights that were up when we bought the place. Totally not the the right period for us.
Here is another before, with Tom getting ready to take the light down.
And yes, the power is off. Safety first!
And here is the installed light!
A total improvement in the view from the entryway. The only problem is…
We still have four more lights that don’t match! We scored the two retro lights off of eBay for a pretty sweet deal ($25 for both) about a year ago, and have been looking ever since for four more. I finally couldn’t take it any more and had to change the two over the planters because that stupid white light was messing with the view of our glorious sputnik fixtures. So we are just going to have to deal with it half-done until we can get some more.
Also – I need some decorating advice in regard to the planters, guys. I can’t have plants (or even fake plants) in there because our cats are complete monsters who destroy everything. But I was trying to think of something else I can put in there, at least in the lower one. What do you guys think? Pottery? Sculpture? Let me know!!