Yesterday my girl Emma posted about using jars as updated light fixtures and had trouble finding a jar that would work, so I told her I’d test out a few from my hoard to see if I could make anything work.
I have an intense glass jar hoard: sauce jars, jam jars, peanut butter jars, salsa jars…. you name it, I’ve got it. And ultimately I found that the jar from the weird peanut butter my fiance likes (Natural Teddie Peanut Buter) was the one that had the largest mouth, and therefore the one that not only fit in my fixture but also fit over my regular sized light bulb.
Before I share with you pictures I’m going to ask that you kindly refrain from judging the following areas of my bathroom:
- The weird spot by the mirror where the previous owners stopped tiling, which is perfectly located in a spot far enough out that one couldn’t just buy a larger mirror to cover the area
- The tile itself, it’s disgusting
- The fact that I totally didn’t even close my shower curtain all the way when I took these pictures
- Anything else awful about my bathroom I’m forgetting to mention
Please and thank you.
And now, a whole mess of pictures:
So here’s the deal, if you turn on that light it is like THE POWER OF THE SUN in there. So we’d have to go with a lower wattage if we stuck with this. And then we were thinking maybe we’d just paint the top half too… but I feel like it’s so close to the bulb that might be a bad idea? Thoughts on this?
Another concern: I immediately felt like this looked ridiculous because it sticks straight out from the wall, as opposed to if we had a fixture where it would sort of hang over (like the one in Emma’s post), but Matt seemed to really like it. What do you think?