I always add a little bit of vintage into my designs but there's something about vintage lighting that speaks to me - for SO many reasons! First, the style and quality are top notch. Second, you can usually get a great deal on old fixtures mostly because they need to be re-wired. That's where my secret weapon comes in - Murray from Fair Haven Hardware! He's the best at re-wiring and it's pretty reasonable. Lastly, since lighting can be the exclamation point to any room, you might as well inject some soul into it with a vintage piece.
Here are two of my latest lighting projects...
I found this gem at a yard sale in Red Bank last weekend. Paid $5 for it. Murray re-wired it for about $25. It was hanging in my daughter's room on Monday. You can't beat it! There's something about that glass that reminds me of Giverny, where Monet created his famous waterlily paintings.
This awesome chandelier is from Argentina. My family used to live there (unfortunately before I was born!) so it holds a special place in my heart. It's been hanging in my dining room for a while and I felt like it needed a little pick me up so I grabbed some wooden beads from an old necklace that I think were my mom's or grandmother's and re-strung them with some turquoise beads. That's what I did on Mother's Day. What a gift! To be able to dream up and complete a project all in the same day!
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