Loved this thing for years now.
Restoration Hardware Architect’s Boom Sconce. Modeled after a vintage lamp from the an architect’s 1940s studio.
Pine, pine, pine……SCORE!!!!
Got one, a medium one. They come in 3 sizes, the largest of which is just plain enormous. It stretches out to more than 8 feet.
If we had a loft, I’d be all over that one….but (big sigh) we don’t; we live in a normal sized ranch house.
So, medium size will work.
When we first moved in to the Cavender house, I hung this Glass Globe Pendant from West Elm over our dining table.
Not a bad pendant…After all, there was a boob-light there when we moved in, So this was a Huge improvement.
But we are ready now for an update.
I cut off the plug and hardwired this new lamp (it’s a plug-in fixture for some reason) by running the power line in the attic from the old pendant across the ceiling and down the wall slightly….Now it will hang from the side wall, but still be controlled with the light switch and dimmer.
Gays and their dimmer switches, we do enjoy the ability to create mood lighting. It’s just so much more flattering. 3 years ago there was 1 solitary dimmer in the whole house. But we have solved that crisis now.
Because I’m pretty sure that someone (possibly me) will someday want a pendant back in this spot, I used a junction box to cover my connections instead of running a new wire from the switch.
Then I squared off my ceiling hole and attached a new patch piece of drywall to hide my destruction.
I have posted about my skills at patching drywall several times already, y’all can read up on that here.
I have to really scrutinize the ceiling to see where it used to be.
Yeah, I’m that good.
Just take a gander at our improved breakfast room now…..
I’ll bet you are wondering if we hit our heads on it.
And No, we don’t. It’s positioned just perfectly so that we can manuever right around it without even thinking to duck….and it still lands in just the right spot over the table.
I know that Edison bulbs are quickly racing out of style in favor of those curly blue-light-casting ugly things……….but I don’t care.
Pretty sure that I will never tire of these exposed light bulbs.
Better not anyway, they are all over the house…….
Who’d a thought to use a swing arm lamp for over the table?
You, that’s who.
Nice job, as per usual, + very funny, too!
I’m so in love with it, it’s been up since spring break…….just couldn’t find a way to photograph it……’till a rainy day last week
ROFL because I was *totally* wondering if you hit your head.
PS I had those same chairs when I lived in LA, but mine were white. I’ll have to look up an old photo because the backs weren’t caned, but now I can’t remember what they were. Hunh.
I don’t think we’ve seen the breakfast room before….have you been holding out on us? When do we get to see the Christmas Ornament Shower?
Our insurance adjuster was here yesterday to take documentation pictures of our house…… The kitchen, water heater, and the bathrooms, including, you guessed it…….the shower full of ornaments ( he loved that detail ) …..I think that we have a new storage plan for them soon. Stay tuned
Ooh, and my chairs were left by a friend after he couldn’t sell them in a garage sale. The seats used to be cane too, but someone replaced them with vinyl. I have 4 total, but only 3 in “good” shape.
They have “Property of the University of Texas” plaques on each one….I cherish them.
Wow, love it!
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As I was reading your post…I was thinking, “What tha hell! They’re gonna use that over the table?” Once again, you’ve TOTALLY ROCKED the unusual! You never fail to amaze me with your talents.
Very cool but for some reason I think that Curtis got the same lamp? Still very sharp.
He does have the same one, mine is a size smaller.
Ha! Ha! I was wondering if you guys hit your head on it too! It’s brilliant. I’m totally amazed by the way you guys mix it up to create your awesome, unique style!
I love the new light… but I loved the old one too. What is its fate?
Fear not, I passed it on to my dear friend Ashley …who quickly hung it in her kitchen.
Nothing is ever wasted here…”Every part of the buffalo”
Hi! I just discovered your blog and I lovee love love it!! I have to ask, where did you get those antlers on the table?! I have been in search of some for months now! and what are your sizes to fit in that bowl! Gosh! I just adore them! Great job!
we are so glad that you found us. It’s great to hear from readers! Jamie’s brother has some land in east Texas and he finds the naturally shed antlers all the time. He brought us a box full last summer. That bowl is pretty big. I have a plan for them for December.
Have you tried Etsy and eBay? Bet you’ll find some there
I have! Just unsure of the sizes I need to order
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Love this, when they give the measurement on the website(I am looking at the small for over a chair) and it says 46 1/2 deep and 29 high, is that 46 from the wall to the tip of the light fully extended and the high from the top of the wall mount to the bottom? I am not sure how this light works, does it swing in and out and also up and down? We have no RH even remotely near us so I will be ordering it sight unseen and with no way to see how it works. Hoping I can use it where I am thinking. Thanks