1908 Berkeley dining room

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1908 Berkeley dining room
1908 Berkeley dining room
1908 Berkeley dining room

My dining room chandelier was badly "fixed" several times in the past. It had a heavy black vinyl cord. The original shade holders were gone, and clunky hardware store fitters, two times too large, were in their place. No shades fit, so the bulbs were bare. Each socket had a different finish. OmegaToo to the rescue!

Omega Too restored the fixture by replacing the shade holders with period appropriate bell fitters, aged to match the vintage brass finish. Ceramic sockets replaced the existing hodge podge, and a brown fabric cord took over from the ugly vinyl. Embossed satin opal reproduction shades complete the look.

It was extremely satisfying to renew the original fixture instead of replacing it. Surprisingly, it was also cost effective. OmegaToo's bill for parts and labor was sixty percent of the cost of a new reproduction fixture.