Sharing today our upstairs chandeliers…
It would be silly, and not very practical to not move forward upstairs. Even thought there are no doors, and the floors are bare and no trim in site. But it still needs to feel like home! So we’re working to create a beautiful space amongst the chaos.
To have a usable space upstairs we need to have lights! But, that isn’t as easy as it sounds! Nothing about upstairs is easy!
The electrical boxes were a problem. They should be up in the ceiling, but, they sit at some points over an inch below the ceiling. How do ya hang a light?
I went on line looking for ceiling light caps…and couldn’t find one deep enough, and they were too expensive. So I started going to thrifts to find them. Since I couldn’t just buy the cap I purchased the whole light.
This is a large ceiling cap but it was able to cover the electrical boxes.
The hardest light to hang because of the box was in the hallway.
I found this crystal chandelier for less than $90! Perfect for a very tight budget. This is the hallway chandelier. It was hard to hang if you look at the ceiling cap…we had to build a box around the electrical box.
I’m leaning to painting the cap white to hide some sins showing.
Its a beautiful chandelier. Here’s the link to the light (not affiliate link) and don’t make any money. Even though the light needed to be put together it wasn’t hard at all…
Sorry its pretty dark up there and hard to get good photos.
This chandelier is in the bathroom. I found it at a antique shop for $68. Its the perfect size for the bathroom. Shadows cast across the ceiling from the light. Also there’s not gold trim around the light its silver.
The ceiling cap that came with this light worked well. In the photo it appears gold but it is the same color as ceiling?
I wanted a cottage casual chandelier in the dressing/guest room. I found this light at the same antique mall as the bathroom one and was able to kill two birds with one stone!
this is where we used the cap from the thrift store light and even though its big it did the job.
The chandeliers are much prettier than they are showing here. Mr. C did a really great job in hanging them because it was no easy task.
I think “let there be light” really has a new meaning for us!