New Vanity Light in the Main Floor Bath
Remember our main floor bathroom update? Not long after we painted everything including the vanity in the main floor bathroom, I decided to swap the light fixture. I added the bell-shaped glass for a cheap and quick improvement over what was there before, but as I keep editing things in this house, I’m learning how much difference a light fixture can make to modernize and add style to a space for not a lot of money. Here’s where we left off:
The tricky part about changing light fixtures in a room without windows is the fact you’re relying on another light source to give you a working light. I hoped the daylight from the kitchen would work, but it wasn’t quite bright enough. I considered for a hot minute buying myself a standing work light, but I don’t think there’s quite enough future work in the dark to make that a worthy purchase. But it’d be a good idea if you are often finding yourself in similar jobs. Instead, I improvised. Enter flashlight and sports bra strap – it actually worked perfectly to give me task lighting as much as I looked ridiculous.
Practically as good as one of those hard hats with a light attached... practically.
Like a lot of projects in this house, when you start undoing what others have done, you never know what you’ll find. Underneath this light I found no proper electrical box, and a nice hack job in the drywall. Luckily I bought a new light that had a similar footprint so I’d be able to cover it all up without needing to repair the wall.
I found this unique fixture that has a nice mix of black, gold and bubbled glass – continuing hardware elements from the entryway and kitchen into here. It also helps tie in the gold cabinet pulls I added to the vanity itself last time around.
A little more modern, lot more style. Since the enclosures are clear glass, I used clear globe LED lights in just 40 Watts each. It’s a small space, so the light is a little more toned down now than when we had 60 Watts each before. You could do a fancy Edison light or something with a little color like what shown in the product description online, but I didn’t want to draw attention to the bulb itself so that’s why I opted for clear.
This room’s about “done!” Except for that stinkin black toilet... and maybe the remaining hardware, and the door... Ok, who am I kidding... #housedonemandead.
Need a fix-up? Here’s what we used:
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