So, I have something embarrassing to admit- my baby hasn’t had a light in his nursery for months! When I first started blogging (mid September- three months ago), the fan had caught fire (!) so we took it down. Well, he hasn’t had an overhead light in his nursery since. We get by with a flash light and a small sconce, but it is a pain to pretty much not use that room after it gets dark (which is 4pm these days…). We wanted to do another fan, but they are expensive and we were worried it would have the same problems. We have spent many hours shopping and researching, but not buying. I finally just bit the bullet and went to the store determined to buy something (anything!). So I went and I was excited to find something that I liked! I have been loving the trend of schoolhouse themed lighting and I was really happy to find that look on a budget. So what did I get? The Allen + Roth Opalescent semi-mount flush light. It was only $45!
Where the old fan was, there is a ring of where the ceiling has been painted, so I got a ceiling medallion to cover it up. Also, I have always dreamed of having a ceiling medallion, so dreams can come true for $15 :). (side note, the medallion was on sale in the store for $14.98, but online it is still showing a price of $19.98, so you might want to check your local store.)
I drilled two holes in the ceiling medallion so I could attach it with screws to the light box. I do want to mention that the ceiling medallion is pretty cheap feeling- it’s plastic and thin, but when it is up, I think it still looks nice. I had my husband install the light. I wasn’t there for it, so no DIY from me on that (but there are hundreds, so no big deal). I will tell you that he said a Boob light would have much faster to install and that putting up a semi flush light is more like installing a chandelier, so keep that in mind.
And we have light!!! All for less than $65. And why did I put that off for so long?! Can I tell you how nice it is to walk in the room and just flip on the switch? Oh the simple pleasures in life 🙂
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