In short, the road trip involved a select gathering of insane-people-who-own crazy-big-old-houses. I was in heaven. Squee!!!!!!!!
The reason for the trip was for me to help Doug with the process of installing period-correct lighting in his 1902 house. Doug, and his wife Diana, purchased the house in 1983, when it was threatened with demolition. They have brought the house back to life but….almost all the lighting was, well, ahhh, mmmmmm, less than fabulous, as I mercilessly tease Doug about. Mercilessly.
A few months ago, Doug suggested that he could supply cabinets and woodworking for my big pile if I helped him with lighting for his big pile.
Hence, a road trip was required.
I aso removed some sconces in a hallway and installed a pair of brass gas/electric sconces. The sconces I removed? I told Doug: “In your next yard sale? Include these and with a tag that says: I will pay anybody $5 to take these.” Yes, they were that terrible.
Doug had a 1980s reproduction gas fixture in the dining room. It is…OK…but was WAY too short so I removed it to add length. My second trip will be in a few weeks, and the fixture will be re-installed.
The not-bad parlor electric fixture I removed? I am again adding length, and it will be installed in a bedroom.
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