My Light Fixture Obsession – Refurbishing Old Fixtures

I think I’ll share a little something about me with you today… I have a serious obsession. It is not chocolate, or a certain drink, or even Pinterest (although Pinterest does keep me from getting work done sometimes!). It is an obsession with light fixtures. Yep, can you believe it?

It all started with this light fixture when I first discovered my local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (which I will be gushing about a lot in the next few weeks) –

This is the first fixture I bought and now it is buried in this box of other “stuff” mainly because I’m not sure what I’d like to do with it, so I’m “saving” it…

Next came these beauties –


Now, I do have an idea what I’d like to do with them. I’ve already purchased new shades for the lights because I wasn’t sure I could cover over the existing shades without the previous – uh – “decoration” showing through when the lights are on.

Next came this box of light fixture goodness –


I also have plans for these but I am having a hard time choosing colors. I know I’d like to etch the glass but am not sure what pattern I’d like to use. Where did all of this indecisiveness come from??

This one is my favorite –


I’m hoping the little fleur-de-lis thingies can be removed so I can paint them separately. Otherwise, it is on to Plan B.

Last, is this ginormous beauty –


This one is special. This fixture, once she has had her Studio C makeover, will be one of the pieces I will contribute to the Re-Store & After benefit my local HFH puts on every year. I have to keep the lips zipped on this one but rest assured that I will share a tutorial on her!

I didn’t even take a photo of the vintage fixture I stole from Matt  that Matt gave me for making a new one for the rental house… Not to mention the fact that these fixtures are still in my car. Sad, isn’t it?? One day, each of these lovely beauties will have a new place to call home!

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