Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Pictoral Survey of the Inherited Lights and Electricity

Since Mr. Kluges was talking about our light fixtures and electricity in the last post, I thought I'd share with you some photos of the electrical situation we inherited.

Here is some of the knob and tube wiring. This is in the attic where it's easily seen.

This is one of the cool toggle switches we have. They make the neatest click, too.

Here's one of the outlets in our baseboard in the living room.

This is one of the four lights in the beams in the living room.
(This is pre-cleaning, so ignore the big ol' ring of dust, ok?)

Of course, we also have non-pretty, merely functional lights like this closet light that will be replaced with something also functional, also not stunning, but more modern.

And this is my FAVORITE light fixture. It's the dining room light, and I think it's gorgeous.

Isn't it cool?!


nonick said...

Nice. Will you be able to keep those toggle switches somehow with the updated electrical system? They look cool.

Mr. Kluges said...

We're planning on keeping every one and also incorporating some of the functional ones we found laying around in the attic. I've got three broken ones too, and I'm trying to find somebody who can repair them. That'll be a good challenge.

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I love the switches and the light fixtures. Wow.