As you can see, the dirt cheap light fixture wasn't doing anyone favors. But it seemed that it would be the only light that would fit in our powder room. The light needed to have a small radius because the door was thisclose to hitting it when swinging open. And the light had to be low profile because the ceiling in the bathroom is noticibly lower than the ceiling in the rest of the house. I guess that these older homes have the plumbing running up in the ceiling and the builders didn't bother trying to run pipes between floor joists. Instead they just lowered the ceiling of the room below.
My boyfriend and I brainstormed about what lighting would fit and look good in our new loo. We finally decided upon recessed lighting. Not only would it fit, but it would not draw too much attention to itself. Jeremy removed the old one....
...and popped in a can. Lookin' good, right? Well, now that we have that light, I have been thinking. I wanna put this to ya (if you are up for the challenge)...do you think we should add four more recessed lights? We can't add any lighting on the wall that has the vanity because the plumbing is ridiculous back there and we don't wanna rip out the wall to rework pipes just for a light. So I was thinking that four smaller can lights in all four corners of the room would provide more light and help illuminate the loo. Whaddaya think?
Side note - I got this wee jewelry box at Goodwill about a week ago. Isn't it just the cat's meow?!? After a few days of scrubbing with baking soda, it still showed some ugly black spots on top. I was kinda bummed because I spent a few dollars ($2.50 to be exact) and thought it would clean up really easily. But I didn't give up. I decided to use whatever was under our kitchen sink...let's try it all, right?
Then something actually worked....just guess....ok...you'll never get it....it was our stove's glass top cleaner! Did the whole world know that you can clean silver with glass top cleaner? How did I not know this? It worked wonderful....with a little elbow grease of course :) And I just love the detail work on the little box. I probably could go back and clean all the little crevaces, but that will have to wait because I have bigger fish to fry.
The newly polished box is just the thing for our bathroom cabinet so that anytime I wanna tackle bathroom cleaning, I can throw my rings in there. But I can also see this little baby living on my side table as an accent or in the master bathroom for when my hands need a bit of lotion. Oh and I forgot to mention that the velvet liner is a beautiful shade of midnight blue...gotta love some jewelry box drama! Plus the plushness keeps my jewels all snuggly and safe...
...speaking of jewels...I gotta go talk to Jeremy about Valentine's day :)