1.12.2007

The Master of Fabrication

"Let's buy a wall sconce" she says...

"OK" he says, not entirely sure what a wall sconce is...

Turns out it's a lamp bolted to the wall, although wall sconce does sound a little more elegant. We needed one at the top of the stairs, to replace the bare bulb fixture that looks like the one that rests over your granny's cellar door. We search the world over, find an elegant, brushed steel wall sconce, purchase it and bring it home.

Tonight, I decided to install said wall sconce. The prior fixture was about four inches across and nestled nicely up in the corner of the stairwell. This one is about....oh, eight or ten inches across. Is anyone tracking with me? The sconce....she could not fit.

Dead center in the back of the fixture was a hole. In theory, a threaded tube would stick out of the wall, go through the hole, and be capped off by a nut. Unfortunately, the center of the fixture would not fit that far up into the corner. Does that mean we give up? I don't think so.

Click either photo to take an up close and personal peek at the worlds first brushed steel off set mounting wall sconce, thanks to the fabrication department (yours truly) who drilled a second hole and made a way where there was no way. Looks a heck of a lot better than the bare bulb did.

4 comments:

Kelsey Bohlender said...

Don't worry folks, painting the yucky trim around the door is on the list for week 2 of the Home Depot Vacation!

Randy Bohlender said...

OK, by a show of upraised hands, how many sitting under the sound of my blog actually noticed the yucky trim around the door before it was pointed out to you? Anyone? Anyone?

Amen. Let's stand.

Esther Irwin said...

Well, to be honest, I did notice the trim, but heard the voice of Thumper's mom and didn't say anything. But I figured that you just weren't done yet, so now we are going to wait for another picture next week. Maybe one with Zoe in it. :)

Ronni said...

.......and the fingerprints... my ocd is coming out.... *hands Randy a windex wipe*