You normally only see our stairs from this angle:
That’s because, for months, the light there looked like this:
When the bulb went out, it was a pain in the neck to change it and almost impossible to get the globe back on. I thought you might like to see what we replaced it with (finally):
I found this pendant at a thrift store and thought it would be a better fit for this spot:
We hired someone to come hang it—for fear my husband would break his neck balancing a ladder on the stairs. It probably would’ve benefited from a coat of primer first, but I waited until the last minute to paint it so it ended up being a little chipped once it was hung. But, imperfect kind of works with this style. I sprayed it Valspar Gloss Montpelier Palmetto Green:
Lighting in this spot is less than ideal for good photos, but I promise it’s an improvement to what has been there for the last few months—and we can actually change the bulb while standing on the steps:
Mary Jean Johnston says
It looks really good. I used to not notice light fixtures and lamps, but not want to change all of them in my house!
Mary Jean Johnston says
“Now” want to change all of them in my house! Darn fingers!
Laurie at Laurie Jones Home says
Perfect! I love it and I like the action shot! (: Your kids are so darn cute!
[email protected] says
Love your new light! How fun! A local thrift shop here actually had a bunch of them in a similar green. Love all the kiddie art too! :)
Love the looks, practicality, and thriftiness of this.
I have been in need of switching out the boob lighting in our house. I think the last count was 6 total. I was considering putting two in a room just to create a “conversation” but my husband vetoed that idea! LOL! Love your new light.
Love it! How much did it cost to get a professional to install? We’re debating how much we’re willing to spend on a fixture if it needs to be installed…
Emily Clark says
I think they charged us around $50. Well worth it, after I saw my husband trying to climb a very unbalanced ladder.
Love the new light fixture!!
yeah looks great – the color is perfect. i have always wanted one of those light fixtures
Super cute, I love it!
Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating says
Sometimes just knocking or those seemingly small projects is quite a relief. Living the color!
I love it! To me, the fact that it’s thrifted and imperfect makes it even better. I really like the framed footprints too btw :)
That looks great Emily. I like the color you picked but it’s no surprise, you have a great eye :)
SO great! And totally crushing on the green you went with! I have a similar fixture waiting to be installed in our storage room.
Shannon [Our Home Notebook] says
I love your stairwell and all the kid art you have in it! So pretty. The new light fixture fits in perfectly.
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
So smart to use a fixture that’s easy to change the bulb in that tricky spot. Love the color too!
Designs By Katy says
Looks great! The Help quote on your risers is precious
I love that light, I love the pics and I love the staircase!