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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another Cool Lighting Piece That I Picked Up Last Weekend. Status: Basement Booty

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Since none of us were at the front of the line at that Saturday morning estate sale I figured "shopping" the first floor would prove fruitless and shot straight for the basement. I had the run of the place for a good five minutes and picked up a number of goodies before anyone else even made there way down. This beautiful vintage modern light fixture was one of first items I spotted.


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I think that this fixture was original to the house because there was a matching pull down fixture

(not for sale, unfortunately) in the dining area next to the kitchen.  I would have loved to have the

matching set but even if they would have sold it to me I don't think I would have wanted to get

the tools and ladder out the pull it off the ceiling.  Too much trouble for such an early hour!

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Check out the real wood veneer.  It's crazy thin but it's SO much more beautiful than vinyl.  I

cleaned it with Murphy Oil Soap and slathered it with Feed-N-Wax.  The veneer looks like new. 

I haven't wired this piece up but I'm sure it'll work.  I really wish I had a good place for it myself,

but there is no way I'm pulling down our original fixtures!

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So this will be available soon.  I wish it had a tag or something naming a manufacturer but I

haven't found a label on it.  It doesn't appear to be Lightolier.  I'd love to see how nicely this

lights a space since it appears to push filtered light down through the frosted glass and out

between the top of the "drum" and the ceiling.

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There were some other nice fixtures at the sale that also looked original to the house but they

were much more expensive so they got left behind.  But this, I couldn't resist.  It was dusty and

dirty but I could see that otherwise it was in excellent condition.  It just wanted a little love and

attention...and a new adoptive family.  Anybody need a new fixture and want to give this a new

home?

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8 comments:

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    1. Hi Dreamer. It is. Well maybe not THE coolest. Did you see Nick's Sputnik chandelier?

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  2. Very nice! Basements and garages are my favorite spots to hit at estate sales.

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    1. Hi Vintage H. I will always make a quick recon of the main level (unless that's where the item is that I'm after...then that's the target) but try to quickly get to those steps!

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    1. Hi bopfish. StL has the best hoarders! They are so organized and kept things in their original boxes!

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