In the beginning was the wiring. And the wiring let us add light. In the attic.
And it looks magnificent!
This is proper progress. We can walk upstairs to the attic, flick a switch, and turn lights on. Here’s how we did it…
We didn’t want to butcher the original oak ridge beam by planing a flat surface onto it, so we pondered our options. In the end, we bought round oak pattresses, drilled them so we could run wires through them, and fitted them to the sloping ceiling. We wired along the ridge beam using the lovely flex.
It looks fab; you can barely see the wires unless you look, then when you do look, they’re beautiful.
Once we had the pattresses up, we fitted the pendants and hung them centrally from the ridge beam using hooks from More Handles.
We added gorgeous aged copper shades from Bailey’s, and the attic lighting is done! We’ll have lots of table lamps and a fabulous floor lamp when we move up there. Watch this space…