The TV room has got a really cool period light
Chris always thinks the light is too bright so we routinely only have 2-3 light bulbs screwed in. I think when we put this sucker back in the room we'll get lower wattage bulbs.
Anyway, the light is super cool, but it is in need of some desperate cleaning and jazzing up
And since we started removing the popcorn ceiling in order to bring the room back to its original awesome-ness, we brought the light down to spruce it up too
Once we took it down I brought it outside to clean it up while Chris got started on removing the popcorn ceiling (that primer bucket is filled with water, don't worry)
It actually took a decent amount of time for such a small light - a bit over an hour. Hanging from the light are 48 little double crystal/glass teardrops and each one had to be removed and cleaned. They were dirty. Here's an example: the one on the left hasn't been cleaned yet, and the one on the right is all sparkly and just like new
But there I sat for nearly 50 minutes cleaning crystal/glass teardrop danglies
When they were all cleaned they looked like candy, yummy
And then my attention was turned to the base of the fixture because clearly it hadn't been cleaned in a long time
Once everything was finally all cleaned off I prepped it to get painted
Yes, that's right, I'm spray painting a period fixture. You may recoil in horror and hate me for it, and that's totally your right, but I'm not a fan of brass fixtures and this one has been through a lot and looking not so hot anymore. In addition, we love how the front room light turned out and that one was spray painted as well. So sue me :)
It got a few light coats of oil-rubbed bronze spray paint, then I hung those crystal/glass teardrop danglies back on and it cleaned up gorgeous
Now we've just got to finish the ceiling and hang this baby back up!