Foyer lighting

by brae  

Just a short post tonight since  I'm still cleaning up from a weekend of baking mini cookies.  :D  I listed a few sets in my etsy shop and plan to add a few more in the coming weeks.

I had originally planned to have a hanging light descending from the second story ceiling to the top of the foyer area, but I changed my mind because I didn't think it would hang straight enough to suit me.  The fixture is lightweight, and the chain would follow the curve of the electrical wire.  It would need constant adjusting.  Forget it.

I opted for a small silver wall sconce from my lighting stash since it is small enough to not be intrusive but gives off a good amount of light.  The only reason I was able to add a wall light without any deconstruction is the fact that the bedroom wallpaper hasn't been completed, so adding a wire channel was fairly straightforward.

I drilled a hole from the bottom of the wiring channel in the bedroom wall, angling slightly downward into the foyer.  The hole is high enough so it won't interfere with the working pocket door.

The front channel you see is for the bedside lamps when I get to them.

I glued the light in place with the bulb facing downward.  With the light on, the bulb would be distractingly bright when viewed through the open stairwell.  I can still reach the fixture to remove the shade and change the bulb as needed.

It's just enough illumination without looking out of place.  :]

8 comments

Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Brae, I find that wall sconce perfect for that area! I must add that I love that foyer! That wallpaper really does it for me. Such a good choice!

11/05/12 @ 21:32
Comment from: Rebecca [Visitor]  

My stairs look the exact same right now!! :) and have I ever mentioned how much I lurrrrrve that wallpaper?!

Rebecca

11/05/12 @ 22:46
Comment from: Alice [Visitor]

Brae, as always your work is lovely! Can I ask, when you paint your wood, do you use an airbrush or handpaint it? I only ask as it always looks so brilliant!

11/06/12 @ 03:49
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]

It looks perfect ! This little light was made for this spot ! :)
I love this area of the house, I agree that the wallpaper is a marvelous choice, and everything is so beautiful !

11/06/12 @ 05:05
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much! :D Yes, I need to work on the railing. I’ve been procrastinating on that and the bedroom wallpaper. :))

11/06/12 @ 07:43
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

I like the silver fitting, it fits in very well with the overall scheme.

11/06/12 @ 08:31
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :D

11/07/12 @ 00:22
Comment from: brae [Member]

Oops - sorry, Alice, forgot to answer your question. I paint the bare wood with one coat without sanding beforehand. After it dries, I sand smooth. I then add another coat of paint slightly thinned with water, using long brush strokes. If needed, I sand again and repeat the thin paint layer. :yes:

11/08/12 @ 11:35


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