When my husband questioned the sanity of that decision, I said reassuringly, "Trust me, honey. I know about these things, and the chandelier is really a necessity." Wow! Where did that come from? It must have been my upbringing in that huge mansion with all its fancy light fixtures. Except that the mansions I lived in were actually a 1970 ranch and a 1979 Colonial, and although I can't recall the exact lighting scheme in each bathroom, I do know neither involved anything dangling from the ceiling.
So I guess my idea that a chandelier is essential in a bathroom must have come from these inspiration photos that I swooned over for months...
Isn't she pretty?
I love her as much today as when I saw her hanging from the rafters of the old antiques place.
I had originally planned to hang her over the bathtub. Unfortunately, that is against "code." I guess at some point, some idiot must have filled up his tub, stood knee-deep in water and decided to change a lightbulb, and now we all have to suffer the consequences :)
Just remember, if my husband ever asks... yes, it is completely normal to start a major remodeling project with the purchase of an antique chandelier.
(I'm linking to debbiedoos' newbie party.)