This weekend we painted another room and worked on a few other house things. One ridiculously tiny task— but one with a big payoff— was changing the bulbs in this pretend-antique light fixture in the entryway. Some of the chandelier bulbs that were in it when we bought the house finally burned out, and we switched them with clear round globes from Lowes. It looks so much better. Here's the before picture:
This is the after. I know, it's just lightbulbs. But this super easy fix made me really happy. Something larger and spherical needed to emerge from those Stature of Liberty torches, and I think the round shapes are pretty.
We're going to put clear globes in the upstairs hallway downlight, too, which will look so much better. I learned from an anonymous commenter that early light fixtures would have had round, plain, clear bulbs without shades, since electric lights were a status symbol and home owners wanted to show off this fancy new technology. Thank you, knowledgeable commenters!