I’ve been working on refreshing a few things around the house over the last couple of months (like this) and I still have a plethora of things in the pending pile. In the course of bringing my dining room to the current decade, I switched out the light fixture. This led to an entire chain of events, like reassessing the light fixtures throughout the house. Funny how that happens.
One of the fixtures I decidedly had enough of was the ceiling fan in our master bath. The whole concept is a bit strange, no? Who puts a fan in the master bathroom? Well, the prior owners did and I guess we thought it was a good idea when we moved in more than 13 years ago because there it stayed. Total times put to use: Zero. Zilch. Nada. I guess I never had an urge to run the ceiling fan as I enjoyed a bubble bath . . .
Enter my perfectly reasonable former dining room light fixture. Sort of. See, I really wanted to get a chandelier-type fixture for the master bath. I couldn’t find anything I felt passionate about or anything my husband and I agreed on. Then I had a thought: Why couldn’t I repurpose my dining room light fixture for my bathroom? It was sort of fancy without being stuffy. But those glass globes from 13 years ago weren’t quite the idea I had in mind. So I set off on a Pinterest mission and ran across some interesting ideas for swapping out the globes.
I searched high, I searched low. I searched the internet and Pinterest. I couldn’t find anything I really loved that captured the concept I was going for. I finally ventured into Home Depot and all I found was more of the same. On a final whim, I went to Lowe’s, sure there was going to be more disappointment there. But then . . . I saw them. The perfect globes to replace my standard glass globes.
I picked 6 of them off the shelf and went home to try them out and instantly fell in love! They were perfect. Here is a picture of my light fixture in the (pre-makeover) dining room, with the old glass globes and one of the new globes I was trying on.
And here is a picture of the light fixture with all the new globes in place, hanging in our master bath! So. Much. Better. And I didn’t have to buy an entirely new fixture, though, if I’m being honest, the new globes weren’t the most frugal of purchases at $20 each ($120 for all six). Still, the updated fixture suits the space nicely and really captures the look that I was going for: unique and a little dressy without being overly formal.
Swapping out the globes took less than 10 minutes. It was simply a matter of removing the threaded ceramic nut holding the old globe(s) in place, replacing the old globes with the new, and then screwing down the nut to hold the new globes in place. That’s it! Ok, and maybe an extra few minutes to give the fixture a thorough cleaning.
What do you think? Have you ever repurposed a light fixture for another room and loved it all over again?