The glass light fixture cover in the guest room might be original to the house — I’m not quite sure. I’ve never been a fan of it though — the “wheat” motif seems a little too country for my decorating. Okay, maybe it isn’t that country, but whenever I look at it, I think about a cowboy with one of those wheat bits in his mouth. Not exactly what I want to think about in my mid century modern ranch house.
Since last year when I finally got around to painting and decorating the guest room, I’ve been on the lookout for either a completely different fixture — or just a new glass cover.
Then last week when I visited my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore — I found this glass light cover caked in dust on the bottom of a shelf. Yay!
The geometric “starbursty” patterns on all sides of the light and the skinny triangle border looked much more mod — and more in line with my taste in decorating. It was only $3 so I brought it home to try it out.
Once I gave it a bath, it was time to hang it up. I love it!
Next time I go to the hardware store, I’m going to look for a chrome nut to replace the white one that is currently holding the shade on the fixture. Then I’ll be completely satisfied with the transformation. For only spending a few bucks, I feel like I got a whole new light fixture — gotta love the ReStore!