Upgrading the Guest Room Lighting

Phase One: The builder’s grade nipple light needed to go. It would be fine in many settings but in this house, with such low ceilings, the dark light just drew attention to the lowness of the ceiling and smallness of the room. Brightness wasn’t the first priority since the room also has table lamps for task lighting. But I wanted just a little prettiness, a little bling.

Builder grade nipple light installed all over the cottage. Craftsman look wrong for low ceilings and cottage style home
Builder grade nipple light installed all over the cottage. Craftsman look wrong for low ceilings and cottage style home

One habit I’m trying to form is to duck into the ReStore every time I hit the library since they’re in the same strip mall.  And it paid off!

I found this pretty little crystal chandelier for $10!

$10!!!
$10!!!
Vinegar and crystal, a powerful paring for sparkle
Vinegar and crystal, a powerful paring for sparkle
ReStore Chandelier installed
ReStore Chandelier installed

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Here are the cool spikes the guest room chandelier throws off at night.
Here are the cool spikes the guest room chandelier throws off at night.

What do you think?  I love its prettiness and the spears of light that it throws when on. Have you ever had a great thrift lighting find?

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