Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Light for a Boy Room

A few weeks ago, Drew had a light bulb burn out in his overhead light fixture. I don't have a before shot, but this light fixture was one we actually picked out and upgraded slightly from the standard "boob" lights that most homes come with. It was an oil rubbed bronze base, very simple and perfect for a boy's room. As soon as Steve took down the light fixture to change the bulb, he said some choice words and I knew it wasn't ever going back up!

Whoever, and however, they hung the fixture made it difficult for the next person to get it back into place. Steve tried and tried (and made several marks on the ceiling paint in the process!), until I finally just told him I would run out and pick up something else.

Cue the quick trip to Home Depot, and 10 minutes later I walked out with this fixture. Perfect for a boy's room, and a good size that makes a bit of a statement without being too much. Drew gets great daytime light in his room, and he has a lamp on his dresser that provides most of the light he needs, but we still needed something that looked good. Oh, and it needed to be inexpensive because I wasn't ever planning on replacing the original light in the first place!



This was easy to install, can be purchased in store, and came in at about $45. I actually like it better than the old fixture, so I guess it was meant to be!

I also reupholstered D's headboard and repainted his dresser recently (more to come on those), so he got a little mini bedroom makeover!

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