As anyone who lives in a mid-century home must know, updates to said home over the years have probably not always been kind. And to add insult to injury the updates are usually of “the latest trend” variety. You know: Harvest Gold appliances. Southwest accessories. Mauve and country blue wallpaper borders. We all succumb to the latest craze. Right now it is all about granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. In 10 years we will once again be rolling our eyes.
Our ranch does not have any of its original light fixtures with the exception of the recessed lights that are rimmed in chrome. One is over the kitchen sink, one is in the main bath and one is on the front porch. The one on the porch has had its chrome ring painted white 😦 I am sure if it was not so much work to remove these they would have been taken out years ago.
The inside lighting now includes all eras from an early 70’s fake wood metal sconce (that smoked and sizzled) to ceiling fans that bring that Tuscan feel inside to shabby chic chandeliers.
We are slowly replacing them. I purchased a set of 4 early 60’s matching cone style light fixtures on E bay. The pair of double ones went in the hallway which was much too dark. One single sconce went in my office and the other single is waiting to be installed in the guest room:
We spent Saturday at a jukebox/vending machine/advertising collectible show. The budget is tight but I did manage to snag these:
Got both them for $10! I will hang the movie poster for the Holidays.
We are still debating on getting a 1964 Rock-Ola Grand Prix Jukebox we saw for the basement. We don’t NEED it but we sure would LIKE it! It would fit into Hubby’s Rat Pack era man cave perfectly.