Different Light, Same Story

by Josh on April 12, 2008 · 2 comments

in Projects

Restored Hall Light Two down and one to go. That’s the count of restored bare bulb light fixtures in the house after I cleaned up the main floor hallway light over the past two days.

This fixture is almost exactly like the entry light, but without the canopy and tassle. I followed the identical procedure for restoring it as I did with that earlier fixture and it came out great in the end. The base layer of paint on this one was more tenacious than what I encountered last time and it took a bit of scraping to achieve completely clean brass.

After the advice I got on that earlier post, I also picked up a clear flame-shape bulb to put in the fixture. It looks much more “right” than a frosted incandescent or a compact fluorescent bulb.

There is one more of these lights over the stairs in the upper level hallway which is still waiting to be restored. I want to take care of that fixture, too, but first I need to get some more brass antiquing solution.

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Sandy April 13, 2008 at 7:58 am

Wow! That looks really nice.

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Josh April 15, 2008 at 8:15 am

Thanks!

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