Friday, April 8, 2016

Antique Lights are Up!

No longer just a light bulb in the living room, my antique fixture is now up and really makes a difference in this room

The plastic light that was in the bedroom now has a vintage shade that looks like needlepoint flowers, found for only $2 at the Hospice store.

One day I will take down a portion of these ceiling tiles to see what lies beneath, hopefully old shiplap or beadboard.  What I would really love is to vault it and put in a ceiling fan.  This farmhouse could fast become a money pit (haha)!

In the bathroom a $7 base light from Home Depot replaced the strip of big light bulbs and I added an antique globe with vines and leaves, another purchase of $1, making this the cheapest light fixture ever, a mere $8! This weekend I hope to have help and get the metal mirror up.

I have had this hand painted shade for decades and hope to use this in the bathroom once the mirror is up, depending how low it hangs.  If not, I will definitely find a place for it.

Not a light fixture, but an old blue painted shelf a friend gave me before I left Georgia.  It took some work getting it together and up on the wall above the basin in the kitchen.  It now houses my chicken collection given to me by my mom.  The bottom shelf holds an old baby chick feeder.

A hummingbird was at the feeder outside of my kitchen window at the main house which I always keep full for those passing through, and that may have been the case with the one I saw this week, he was only here one day, but I erected feeders all over and one at the farmhouse hoping to lure as many as I can.  Spring is here!

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