Missed Friday’s post on the Edison? Check it out here.
This was by far the craziest light install I’ve ever done, but then again, I’ve only done two. Result? I am really thrilled. It will most definitely be the focal point of the room.
I’ve said this so many times, but I am REALLY a sucker for high contrast. White ceiling and white walls with black spider-y cables… yes ma’am.
I wanted to arrange the cables so they looked a little scattered, versus in a perfect circle. It worked out pretty well. The tension anchors on each cable made it easy to adjust the length if I needed less or more “swag.”
Did you notice the light fixture isn’t in the actual center of the room? Yea, that is kind of annoying…
The globe bulbs are huge. Probably 5″ in diameter. I was impressed. And lordy do they give off a lot of light…
Dim rooms drive me crazy at night (instant narcolepsy) so I enjoy the brightness. And it’s a clean, white brightness. I dig.
Action shot! The whole thing took about two hours to install. It was a little painful screwing in 20 (!!) extra holes (two per cable bracket) in my ceiling, but I’m trying to forget about that part. Here’s where I note Aaron and I drilled in each screw by HAND. BY HAND. My drill is broke and I’m too cheap to get a new one.
Here’s a good picture showing my installation method. I just guessed and it seemed to work great. I staggered each cable so Cable 1 was 10″ from the canopy, Cable 2 was 20″ away and Cable 3 was back to 10″ away, etc. I used a string marked at 10″ and 20″ to make installation go quicker. Each cable bracket is 12″ from each other. Do you see my little pattern?
Hopefully I inspired more Edison light lovers out there.
Next up: The front door. Currently, it’s a hot, brassy mess and a little harder to ignore now that I’ll be eating/watching TV in the same room as the door. A cool, front door really isn’t in the budget (plus, I’m not sure if they even make “cool front doors”), so I’ll be DIY-ing my little heart out.
p/s: I’ve been trying to catch Suge in the middle of his “turtle routine” to share with you and I finally was able to over the weekend. Here’s the video on YouTube. You’ll have to read the description to understand the “turtle routine.” He’s cute.