New landing lighting

Kelly is right about Home Depot being the most dangerous place on earth. We went in there yesterday afternoon to pick up more sandpaper, and walked out with some new lighting for the staircase landing!

I just looked around for a “before” picture of the light fixture, but couldn’t find one. Most likely because Kelly and I were so traumatized by the horrificness of the ugly modern IKEA light in such an old beautiful home. Here’s what was hanging in our landing area:
ikea light

And not only was it hanging there, it was also not installed properly. The wires hadn’t been tucked up inside the ceiling plate, but were draped over the arms of the fixture.

When we “happened” to walk down the lighting aisle in Home Depot yesterday, we saw a gorgeous semi-flush mounted light fixture with some nice arts and crafts details for 25% off. So we impulse bought it, and I must say, it looks gorgeous installed in the landing. Now to just get rid of that popcorn ceiling!

arts and crafts light

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