Old Stone House

New Old Lights

May 27, 2009

Filed under: Day to Day @ 12:21 pm

light1_smallA few weeks ago we happened upon a pair of old lights at one of our regular antique haunts. They’re in fairly good condition, needing only a good scrubbing and a wiring upgrade. We always are on the lookout for old lights such as these, but we rarely find any for a decent price – $30. (They typically sell for $100+)

So here’s a question: should we repaint them?

The finish on the lights is rough and needs to be re-done. We had intended on replacing two of those ugly dome lights in the bedrooms with these new lights, so we’ve considered painting the lights white.

I can imagine the future owners of our house cursing our name for painting such ‘treasures’ – much in the same way we curse the former owners for doing the same!

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2 Comments »

  1. I wouldn’t paint them. I would use a little Brasso and chalk up the rest to “character”

    Comment by Brian — May 27, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

  2. I agree with Brian!

    Comment by Sandy — June 7, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

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