Vintage pendant and PB inspired fixtures

Sometimes when you get new things for the house you smile or jump up and down.  I am smiling, but it's been such a looooong time coming, it's more like, 

First off, I bought this beautiful vintage pendant from Molly Mo's 3 Friends Sale, back in March. It was $65, and I just couldn't resist.
We had an electrical company remove the builder fixture, and hang the pendant.  I really wanted it hardwired and hung from the ceiling, but I was told it wasn't possible due to the ceiling and what was inside.  
So, we use the plug in!

We found out we have a couple options for keeping it plugged in and still having a switch, so we will do some figuring on that soon.
 I think this is so much prettier than before.

I made the cord cover last night using leftover Osnaburg- kind of a nubby linen like texture.  It took me 40 minutes to turn it inside out once it was all sewed up.
 Another 30 minutes to feed the cord through!

I fell in love with the starburst glass, and it was so similar to our nook chandelier.  I could just picture it hanging in our powder room....

Gorgeous detail, eh?

We had the original fixture spot blanked off.  You can see it right behind the pendant.
I thought about repainting it last night, but rather than do that, I have an idea to make a French replica sign to cover the spot.

Next, was the two-year-in-the-waiting replacement.  I discovered when I was painting our master bath that the fixtures were all cracked around the globes.  
On a then 3 year old house.  

I really prefer the clean, classic look of polished nickel, so I wasn't terribly heartbroken to have an excuse to replace these.

It's just that lots of other things got pushed to the front burner.
So, two years later....

I also thought it was weird that the builder mixed all the metal finishes.  Oil rubbed bronze lights, brushed nickel pulls, polished nickel faucets....
Not to mention we had to purchase and install our own towel bars and toilet paper holders.

Now, we have beautiful Pottery Barn looking fixtures in a classic, bright look.  
(P.S. they aren't Pottery Barn- they were purchased from Home Depot.
Hampton Bay, $69 each.)

We also replaced the towel hooks to match.

There's so much more we'd like to do to the bathroom, but it's all down the road.  We'd like to remove the large mirror and hang 2 vintage swivel  mirrors; and bead board with moulding behind that.

Right now, I'm just glad to have working, pretty fixtures up!  All with light bulbs!

Before I forget, I also wanted to let you know that I've reopened my Etsy shop!
 I will be adding lots more items today!

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  1. Your new hanging fixture looks beautiful in your bathroom!!

  2. Perfect choice for the bath. So glad you love it, I do too!

  3. Ha! I have the same nickel bathroom fixture - only mine is 4 lights long. Love the new lantern by the way. Very European!

  4. Both baths looks fabulous with their new lighting. I really like the chain cozy, it looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hi Denise
    Love the new lighting and the hanging pendant. Wow what a difference great photos. Have a wonderful week


  6. That is a lovely pendant! It looks good plugged in, especially with the cord cover, which probably took only minutes sew, even though it took forever to turn and feed the cord through!! ;)

  7. Oooooh! Aaaahhh! *Supreme-Bathroom-Light-Fixture-Envy-Going-On-Right-Now*.
    Love it!

  8. New lighting makes a huge difference! Nicely done!


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