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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Part 2: Bargain hunting

We're still working on the remodernization of our 1964 house after the previous owners "traditionalized" it with curves and curlicues, mostly in oil rubbed bronze. They changed out every fixture, pull, handle and hinge...and now we're changing them back. To keep it from breaking the bank, we've been shopping for bargains.

I shared some great finds in my previous post. Here are a few more the you might enjoy.

  • Ceiling fan for sunroom

Harbor Breeze Mazon fan, $118. Lowe's

  • Cabinet pulls

Orrnas knob, $3.99/2-pack, Ikea

Orrnas 13" pulls, $12.99/2-pack, Ikea

  • Light fixtures

Galaxy vanity strip, $155.80, Lowe's

Kichler vanity strip, $79, Lowe's


  1. Sleek looking fixtures. Curves and curlicues seem like Victorian to me.

    1. I'm not sure what style the previous owner was going for...but it sure wasn't ours! It ranged from traditional to Texas YeeHaw.

  2. The Harbor Breeze fan is a timeless design that would fit well with many different styles; it looks perfect for the bedroom here!

  3. These light fixtures remind me of the design ideas in the 1950s book: The House Beautiful Treasure of Contemporary American Homes. Everything is the same except maybe a little lighter and brighter! If you don't own this book, you would LOVE it!

    1. I found the book, and it's on my "To Order" list. It looks fantastic!