Bowling Alley Bar to Pottery Barn

Bowling Alley Bar to Pottery Barn
Where I grew up, there was about only one fun thing to do, and that was to go to the bowling alley.  And the bowling alley wasn’t even close by, it was like an hour away.  And inside the bowling alley was this seedy bar that seemed like such a mysterious place to me.  It was always dark and smelled gross, and no kids were allowed, but there were darts! And pool tables!
And what any of that has to do with today’s redo is this: when I look at this old light fixture, I think of that bowling alley bar.  Not the first thing you want people to think when they walk inside your house.  Or even the second thing or third thing.  But somehow Christy saw potential here and whipped that thing into non-outdated-bar-fixture shape.  Beautiful! 
See it on her blog This From That.



  1. November 23, 2011 / 12:52 AM

    Oh wow, they’re totally beautiful underneath all that yukky wood/glass frame stuff.

    Next time I see one I’m grabbing it!!!

  2. November 23, 2011 / 1:31 AM

    Amazing transformation!!!! Great job!

  3. November 23, 2011 / 4:25 AM

    How’d she do that!???!!


  4. November 23, 2011 / 3:58 PM

    That looks impossible! Wow, you’re amazing!

  5. November 23, 2011 / 4:45 PM

    I had to go back and forth from the after to the before to make sure that you had posted the right ‘after’! What a beautiful transformation!

  6. November 23, 2011 / 7:22 PM

    Holy crap! Great job!

  7. November 23, 2011 / 7:30 PM

    That is amazing! Who would have thought!

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