My adventures in powder bath land continue, dear friends. I take two steps forward, one step back.
‘Cause opposites attract. You know!!
Annnyyywwaayyss, the most recent hair pulling problem in the bath has been the Maison Arlus sconces. Wait. Didn’t I already have an issue with these?! Actually, I did! The base situation in this post, which I was able to fix with some new brass parts from Grand Brass. My latest problem was the actual amount of light that these suckers produced. My tiny brain had not even fathomed this is a possible issue. Sometimes, I can’t even.
Here I snapped a pic without any adjustments.
It’s extremely dark! And since these are the only lights in the room, this shiz was just not going to work. I figured that an easy solution would be to change out the bulb for something LED, that’s low voltage but much brighter. You guys, I embarked on a wild light bulb goose chase! I had no idea how difficult it would be to find the correct sized bulb.
The issue is that the lights were made in France. And the size of the bulb, E14 is not sold in any of the stores around me! Grrr! I was actually thinking that I would have to (SOB!) sell my beloved sconces. But then a solution emerged – From Amazon, no less! A BULB CONVERTER!
An idea I was floating around (amongst 100 others) was trying to rewire them myself… Which lead me to check out lighting parts… Which then lead me to a converter. Phew. It’s the journey, right?
These little suckers cost less than $8 and they will convert your Euro sized bulb into a candelabra size. So utterly amazing. That allowed me all the options and I was able to find a nice bright bulb that would fit into the narrow glass sconce.
You simply screw on the adapter and then screw your bulb in. So easy. So satisfying.
Here’s the same shot, no enhancements, with the new bulbs and glass shades on.
Let there be light!! Ahhhh, I can finally see where the toilet is.
Progress is being made, albeit VERY slowly. Summer is seriously kicking my butt. At least all the wallpaper is up, toilet and sink are in and now I have LIGHTS!! Whoo!! Next up is fixing the drawers on the vanity (can you see that cray plumbing in there?!). The debate is whether I try to salvage any drawer space or glue/screw them in place? The bottom works great for TP and extra towels… hmmm. The lazy side of me just wants. to. be. done. What say you?
Well, that’s it for now!