I've forever been mystified by how people switch out light fixtures. And it's pretty intimidating, too... until now! My friend, Mimi, came over yesterday and helped me tackle the fixture is Miss J's room (It was pretty simple--just make sure you turn the power off at the circuit braker and connect the correct wires--reminding myself every 5 seconds that the power was off was the only way I kept myself from panicking! But note the many things wrong in the below picture--1. Never stand up on a chair on top of a bed to switch out a light! lol Good thing Mimi was there to steady me. 2. It's probably a good idea to wear actual protective glasses instead of sunglasses, but hey, they worked. :) 3. Always take a before picture so you can get the full effect of the before and after picture! I totally forgot to. This one of me spazzing out will have to do. :)
here's the after!! Ta-dahhh!!!
How cool is this fixture?!?! Mimi and I found it a few weeks ago at Stars in Portland. Actually, Mimi found it for me--I'm not even sure my eye would've caught it if she hadn't been there , so THANK YOU Mimi!! And thank you so very much for teaching me how to hang it!!
Don't the shadows look like the sun?
Yes, this vintage light fixture completed the room. Miss J's room is offically done (though someday we'll remove the icky popcorn ceiling!).
Here's the rest of her room...
Other than the light fixture, the only new things we bought were the bed and canopy from Ikea. Everything we've collected over the last few years.
There's some more Katie Daisy art! I'm in love with her stuff. You'll find her art all over my house.
There's another one of her prints! So colorful and pretty. This corner hutch used to belong to my Mom way back when. I think it fits Miss J's room perfectly.
And do you remember this dresser? It used to house my craft papers and supplies but I gave it up to put in little J's room. I think it's perfect there. :)
And you might remember all this cheerful bunting from my sister's Old Country Fair wedding reception. :)
Such a happy little room.
Real quick--right after we hung the fixture Mimi mentioned that it looked like a bird cage, so we added a little bird...
Yes, now the room is complete! Complete with a happy little girl.
Hope you've enjoyed the pictures. And if you've always wanted to learn how to switch out your light fixtures, I highly recommend it! It makes such a difference in a room.