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Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013, 6:34pm
Subject: New Lighting for Coffee area
 

One of the things about my home is that there is little in the way of lighting built in- that is things like ceiling lamps. There is a hanging lamp in the entry, one in the dining area, and two in the kitchen. other than the bathrooms, that's about it. Everything else is table or floor lamps.

Our local FireSafe Council had sponsored a swap meet for local folks as a fundraiser so we went. It's a good time to cross paths with folks we have not seen for a while. One was Diana who was my assistant on my newspaper so many years ago. Buit of course, we had to look around. One of the things I saw was a hanging lamp. originally I thought it would be great over my coffee bar, but the door to the cabinet over the bar would interfere so Val had the idea to put it over the pub table I built. I spent Sunday afternoon fabricating a sort of two piece clamp that would attach to the beams of our open bean ceiling without making any major holes, then I cleaned and rewired the lamp. I "just happened to have" a large spool of woven-rayon-covered 18-3 wire which was handy because not only does it look "authentic" but since I needed about 25 or 30 feet of the stuff (at about $1.75 a foot) it saved me some $$.

Here it is in all its  hanging glory. I think I got my money's worth at a purchase price of $2.

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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:49am
Subject: Re: New Lighting for Coffee area
 

New "old" look, made safe again and lookin good, how could that be bad..... AND for two bucks! GREAT score :D

I know how money can add up with wire, I just had to buy an "extension cord" 50' 3/6+1/8 with plugs, a best I could find deal at $228 shipped. Nice that you had the right wire on hand!

 
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