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?
What a great find. They look fabulous together.
I love cut glass, I have a collection of candy dishes with lids and relish trays.
Our latest score is an old record player console. I have old stereo guts strewn across my livingroom floor.
Are you going to use the console as a record player, or just as furniture?
We think they look great!
While that they may not be my first pick in my own home, they do cast beautiful patterns on the ceiling like you say! And you did a great job finding a similar match!
Very diplomatic, Sarah!
Great match for what’s already in the room! Looks like it has always been there.
Thanks. I think so too.
Haha! Yes, I have to agree the new light looks way better. Nice job!
You’ve actually kind of sold me on them! 😉 I normally am not a big fan of cut glass and (especially) ornate brass, but your new fixture is A) WAY better than the one that was there before, B) a nice match for the others, and C) extremely pretty on the ceiling with the patterns. I’m so glad you painted that base, though! The original finish looked like plastic. I think these lights would grow on me; they are pretty. And a massive improvement on the original!
My thought process was pretty much the same as yours.