Do you remember that awesome vintage Nelson Bubble Lamp I thrifted for $6? I sure do…it was my greatest thrift find EVER.
I love it so much I wanted to hang it in all its glory in the dining room. Here is what used to be there:
Yuck, a cheap mission style ceiling fan from Home Depot. I hate ceiling fans.
With some brute strength and good old fashion finagling we got that sucker down and were left with this…
Yeah! Another monster hole. The previous owners loved to dig giant holes in the ceiling.
Here it is getting prepped for install. I did the unthinkable. I cut the plug so I could make it a hardwired installation as opposed to a plug in…the SHAME.
I had to buy a medallion and a cap cover at the Home Depot. To get the pendant to stay at the desired height, I tied a knot in the cord inside the cap cover. Quick, cheap, and easy.
All in all I spent about $20 on the whole project – $6 for the lamp, $11 for the ceiling medallion, and $5 for the cap cover. It took about an hour and was pretty painless.
BEFORE and AFTER action:
Its a subtle and small, but I really like it! I always imagined a saucer shaped bubble lamp, but this will do. Now since the newly installed bubble lamp is so white and the walls are so white – I’m thinking of painting the walls in the dining room a color – like a medium gray, or a funky wall paper, or Kelly green. It just never ends.