Friday, April 12, 2013

Light It Up

As I hinted at the end of Monday's post, I had big plans for the ceiling fan in our bedroom.  You know the one...
Those ceiling tiles are ALSO on our honkin' big to-do list.
Now - I think this is purely a personal preference, but I really do not like having a fan blowing on me when I am asleep.  I know some people love it, but it is just not for me.  I get this panicky sense of not being able to breathe, which is not all that restful you know?

I have always loved the look of a pendent light over a bed, and waaay back in December I stumbled across a beautiful light on super-clearance at Lowes.

I happened to have a gift card that I had gotten for my birthday, so I snatched it up, even though I didn't know where I could use it (our old bedroom had super low ceilings - it wouldn't work there). 

I stored it safely away in our basement, but now little little fella is having his moment to shine!
Note the napping child and dog?  It's the only time I can write blog posts these days.
I actually took down the old fan and hung this light on my own, and for anyone feeling intimidated by lighting - don't be! I won't write a how-to for this, because there are SO many good ones out there.  (Here is one if you need it).  I will say that having two sets of hands makes replacing a ceiling light a lot easier, but it can be done if you just can't wait anymore!
I love the pretty brushed nickel finish of the fixture, and that the glass ball adds a little bit of glamor to it without making it fussy.  Pretty sure Matt would NOT dig anything too glitzy in there!

I do think that eventually I will replace the two white lamp shades on the nightstands to something closer to this shade.  Plus it picks up the beige in the rug, which I love.  I can't even tell you how much this changes the room in person.  I love walking in there and flipping the switch.

In fact, for a few days after I hung the light I am pretty sure I jacked our electric bill up from going in and just turning on the light to look at it :)
Our room still has a lot we will eventually do to it, such as window treatments, wall decor, blah blah blah, but I am very please with how far it has come!

Thank goodness for gift cards and clearance deals, otherwise this light would have had to wait for a loooong time for us to work our way down the list. 

8 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! I want one!!! :)

    Seriously, do you guys want to come do projects at my apartment? You are on a ROLL!

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    1. Haha thanks Erika! We'll be right over!

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  2. It looks fab! Way impressed with your skillz! Brandon would never let me attempt that!

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    1. Haha he is the one that taught me how to do it!

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  3. It looks amazing! I love clearance items (that is the only way we redecorate at all around here!). I can't wait to see the rest!

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    1. Me too! Especially on things like this, that are beautiful but totally not necessary! Otherwise I would never spend that much on it, haha.

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