So, while we’ve been making very little progress with regards to the addition that is still in the works (we are waiting, waiting, and waiting for subcontractors to get their revised bids in so we can turn everything into the bank) we are making progress on little things…I’ve been working on the upstairs bedrooms and staircase – they are all primed and Zoey’s room is painted and has a new ceiling fan and closet rods. Cash’s future room will be painted in the near future (haven’t decided the color scheme yet but we have an adventure/travel theme!) Photos coming soon of that progress. It’s AMAZING what a coat of primer (to cover all the nasty stains) and pulling out some equally nasty old carpet can do.
In the staircase area – there is an old, hideous wall sconce that I
accidentally on purpose painted with the sprayer. Oops. So it just had to be replaced. A while ago I fell in love with a mid century looking old fan front/grill at the antique mall. I knew it would make a cool light fixture, just wasn’t sure where or how. So, I found a porcelain light socket at Home Depot (less than $2) along with an Edison style bulb and put Mike to work installing. Then, I mounted the vintage fan front on the wall around the fixture. I love the result – modern, vintage and industrial.
You can hardly see the old fixture in the photo right below, but it’s the brighter white spot on the staircase wall.
And here is the replacement vintage industrial wall sconce. I love how it turned out! It makes me happy to see it walking in the house (until I see the hideous green floral carpet that still needs to be pulled up)!