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…….