We’re all familiar with the way too common boob light. Now meet the nipple light.
(A really bad picture of a really bad fixture).
This light graced the main bathroom.
Honestly, the light fixture is the least of the problems with this bathroom, but it really bothered me. It was painted, rusted and had absolutely no personality.
Browsing Value Village one day, I found a perfect replacement.
At first glance, you may not agree that this is the perfect light, but let me show you the other lighting in the bathroom.
I’m sure your first reaction is not unconditional love for these lights (mine wasn’t), but they’ve totally grown on me since we’ve been living here. Sure they’re vintage. They’re a little bit rusted in a few spots. But they have personality. The shape of the shades is pretty unique and the glass, in my opinion, is just plain pretty.
The cut glass on my thrifted fixture was a much better match than the nipple light. What wasn’t a match was the pseudo brass base. It took me three attempts to find the right colour of spray paint. ORB was way too dark. Pewter was too bright. Rosemary (what kind of a name is that for a metallic spray paint?) turned out to be the closest. It’s a silver with some gold undertones. It’s still a bit light, but it’s close enough.
Here’s how the lights look all together and lit up.
I love the patterns the cut glass makes on the ceiling. It’s a bit of prettiness that distracts me from the rest of the ugliness in the bathroom.
Alright, let me have it. What do you think of my lights? Are you a cut glass fan or are they too vintage for you?