One of my resolutions this year is to finally get the house sorted out. The major remodeling of the basement and kitchens that we planned will have to wait because of George Bush and Gordon Brown, but we ought to at least be able to get the house PAINTED. I mean, we’ve only been here two years.
Two things which really need to go are the two brass light fittings in the main downstairs living room. I presume they’re originals in the house and so must date from about 1912. This doesn’t stop them looking like strange brass jelly fish hanging from the ceiling.
As a Brit I’ve been taught to be respectful of original features, but I really can’t cope with these and the Husband loathes them. I mean look.
I would obviously like to spend several thousand dollars on two groovy light fittings but George Bush put the kibosh on those as well (he’s got SO much on his conscience). And then I saw this in Ready Made magazine.
Designed by Jean Pelle, they’re made from three light fittings, round glass bulbs and these gorgeous handblown ‘bubble’ balls from CB2. All tied together with bits of string. I even have an electrical engineer (turned online advertising guru) for a Husband, so we shouldn’t even get electrocuted.
My questions for you are as follows:
- Should I ditch the original fixtures?
- Where’s the best place to sell the original fixtures?
- Will someone really pay MONEY for them?
- Am I really going to have the patience to put these together?
- Should I even bother?
- Are they going to look like expensive fixtures?
- Or just like a hopelessly homemade bundle of balls tied together with string?
Answers on a postcard please.
We’ll be talking paint colours next. FINALLY, we’re going to ditch the icky egg-yolk yellow. Am beside myself with excitement. Some colour samples arrived in the post today. I just have to paint them onto boards and then we can have a chat.