My husband and I are amazing together. In our 19 years we rarely disagreed on anything…even the important things like wedding plans, naming our child, etc. BUT…we’ve had a 10 year disagreement over the appropriate light fixture for our front hallway.
This is the classy fixture we’ve enjoyed since we moved in. The one burned-out bulb adds to the ambiance, don’t you think?
A couple of months ago I took matters into my own hands and ordered these plans from laser-templates.com after seeing other forum participants do a nice job with it:
Many sheets of acrylic, 2/3 of a container of acrylic cement, and some tears later, we have SUCCESS!
NOTE: our house is 170 years old and the hallway still has the original wiring from 1911. I had to leave the old fixture in place or risk the whole ceiling falling down on me! I did give it a paint job, though. When you own an old house the normal structural rules don’t seem to apply…you learn that the giant beam in the ceiling isn’t load-bearing but the light switch is!!!