June 02, 2008

Vintage Lights

When we remodeled last year, we bought some cheap, temporary lights for the living room & family room. Temporary until I could find some vintage fixtures to replace these boring, big box store fixtures. Yuck.

The time has come: $25 Art Deco light for the living room courtesy Craigslist

$15 second hand store glass shade...Mark put this light together out of a stash of pieces I've been hoarding for just such a reason

We brought this light with us when we moved from our old house...I just couldn't leave it behind! I found this at a second hand store, complete with hand blown glass shade, for $15

And this little nautical number...$8 at the Habitat for Humanity resale shop...a fresh coat of white paint...perfect for the (beachy) guest bath

22 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

Those are amazing fixtures! Another great job. It's been a challenge to find something cool and unique for my baby's room- so I've got a crappy IKEA thing going on and it's not even complete. I wish I had time to scour the world of antiques til I found a treasure like these! (and then find a handy person to rewire them, too!)

Rosebud Collection said...

Great finds and they look beautiful..

Fog and Thistle said...

These are stunning. Amazing especially on a shoestring budget!

M.KATE said...

Very nice lights and at such price!! Never find them here for sure!!

willow said...

We had a few of those little nautical lights a few years back. I ended up having to replace them because they were such a pain to change the bulbs.

Love, love, love your vintage ones!

see you there! said...

Love the fixtures, we have the same one featured in the last photo but the metal on ours is black.

I came her via MKate although I'm a native Oregonian, LOL!

Darla

littlebyRD said...

These are ALL beautiful! Love your sense of style!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Very cool finds! I love the new color on your background!

Karen from A`Musements said...

These are all very cool fixtures, Diva! You are quite the 'source' girl these days... I have a few projects I think I need to call YOU about! Love the new look of your blog... think I kept forgetting to tell you how fresh it looks. Love it!
xoxo
k

Sew Bettie said...

Great finds!

picciolo said...

great lighting! and I love your blogs new colour!
: )

Mooney ♥ said...

Whooo! I love those glass fixtures! Great finds...

Janell

Sweet Repose said...

I have a thang for old lights too, maybe it's that they don't have that 'Made in China' look, know what I mean...
sharon

Lisa B. said...

Great lighting! It's always good to get something done the way you want it!

Victoria said...

These are incredible!
I especially love the third one!!
We really need to replace our current light fixture in our kitchen, as I think it looks like a giant breast!

Hey Harriet said...

These are great. Love them all, but that nautical one is really sweet. I so wish I could drag you along shopping with me!!!

Smarty Pants said...

you, my dear, have the most amazing tate in everything. I'm greener than green with envy.

LazyTcrochet said...

Wow those are all so pretty! I broke a lovely blue glass shade that was here when we bought our house. I was going to fix it with glue, but someone threw the piece away - I'm kicking myself for that!

Callooh Callay said...

Beautiful fixtures--I especially like that second one. I have one nice art nouveau chandelier and the rest of ours are boring (but what I'm really looking for now is some interesting lamps).

Mrs.French said...

Gorgeous finds...make my lights look plain old sad.

Sarah McBride said...

those are AMAZNG! Beautiful fixtures. isnt is funny what a difference a nice fixture makes?
just beautiful!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Your design work is truly inspiring. The nautical light in the beach bath is so perfect my jealousy of your ingenuity is growing by the minute lol! All are gorgeous!