First up: Remove I am taking out as much needless brass to just knock down the sheer volume of the shiny metal in this place. It is a GIANT pain in the butt to bathe your kids in a tub with a door. Second: Replace I am replacing all the fixtures that are outdated and where a coat of paint just won't update it.
Start by turning off the power to the fixture at the circuit breaker panel before removing the mounting screws.
We couldn’t believe it was hollow because we assumed it would be full of wiring or something.
Here it is minus the ball (aka: with less junk in the trunk).
It was marked as , but after my better half sweetly pointed out a couple of subtle dents to the salesperson she was willing to sell it for . I’ll point out the dents in a later picture – they’re not bad at all. So even though was a lot less than most 24″ drum shades like this 9 version that’s only 20″ wide (yes, ours is a full two feet wide), it never hurts to ask. We also decided to eliminate the large ball on the bottom of the chandler since we felt like it would look funny sticking out of the drum shade (“like butt cheeks hanging out of a short skirt” as the wife so eloquently stated).
Fortunately it just took a few twists of the bottom finial and the whole thing screwed right off (even the long rod that kept the ball part attached).