Lights!

I first introduced this light after I went thrifting and found some very fun stuff for my daughters bedroom. And you can see a peek of it here in the first round of reveals and progress on her room.

Bedroom update: lights

After plenty of deliberation on colors and facebook help from friends, I decided to go for it and paint the light the same as the mirror … not a “safe” decision at all, but my daughter has nothing safe about her so I went for it. This room is for her, after all 🙂

Bedroom update: lights

I wanted to hang it by myself but decided against that after hearing a few stories about lights falling after not being professionally installed, so I called our electrician and waited for the call back. THEN I had an idea to ask Facebook for help. Really, it’s been wonderful help for this whole process. Any way – a friend said he could come by in a few nights and hang it for me.

Thanks, Mike! Now we have light in her room, and she looooooooooves it.

Bedroom update: lights

Bedroom update: lights

Bedroom update: lights

I put 60 watt bulbs in the fixture and it lights up like a dining room table, SO. VERY. BRIGHT. I’ll have to change those out for smaller wattage soon, but until then – the sun is shining from her ceiling.

2 thoughts on “Lights!

  1. Somewhere (hopefully) on the thing, it will indicate the maximum wattage you can safely use. Sometimes, it’s a sticker in the socket, sometimes it’s under the top cap. It’s probably more like 40W, but those 60W bulbs could be okay. You risk overheating and a fire if you go over. On an older one like that, the sticker may have fallen off.

    I’d consider leaving the maximum wattage in it and put in a dimmer instead of the on/off switch. Different situations call for different lighting levels plus, the bulbs will last longer on a dimmer than on an on/off switch. Really cool would be a dimmer with an IR remote! (Lutron makes one) so, later on, she could be reading, and not have to get up to turn them off when it was time to conk out for sleep.

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