Kitchen light

September 25th, 2009


I picked up this overhead light at the thrift store for $9.95. I dug the scale and graphic shape of it but not the weird 70’s brass – and hey, don’t get me wrong I love me some brass. Usually just the shiny stuff.

I sprayed it a glossy black and The Boy installed it in the kitchen.

What I didn’t notice till the fixture was all installed is that it’s missing some sort of bulb cover. There is an inset canopy flange thingy with screws that causes the bulb to hang so so low.

Looks like a trip to the hardware store for a simple little globe that fits the 5″ canopy is in the near future…poop.

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12 Comments

  1. Adele on 09/25/2009:

    Oooh it's so lovely.

  2. Anonymous on 09/25/2009:

    so handsome. will the sputnik go to a bedroom?

  3. Jules on 09/25/2009:

    Very nice!

  4. alexkeller on 09/25/2009:

    the bare bulb doesn't bother me. makes it look more industrial, i think

  5. Anonymous on 09/25/2009:

    i agree – love it just as it is!

  6. megan on 09/25/2009:

    i LOVE this lamp. Great choice!

  7. THE BRICK HOUSE on 09/25/2009:

    Sputnik is heading to the bathroom.

    Maybe I could put a cooler bulb in there, like a big half chrome one.

  8. Jessica on 09/25/2009:

    I just do not understand how you and the universe are so in sync that you are able to find these amazing items constantly.

    I think I need to move near you.

  9. John on 09/25/2009:

    It's amazing what a little paint can do! Love the light.

  10. alicroft on 09/25/2009:

    What Jessica said ^^^^

    I am very jealous. The paint looks great… I also do not mind the bare bulb, but I think either a larger one or a globe would look a little better. Schoolhouse Electric mmm?

  11. Anonymous on 09/26/2009:

    might look better with a bigger bulb, but dont think you need to cover it up. did you have to do anything to the lamp before you painted it, aside from maybe cleaning it? is it just enamel? i love it, love it, love it….i want your sputnik! pretty please!
    Sue

  12. Juli on 09/27/2009:

    ooo me likey.

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