Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Nursery Light

I came to a decision on the light for the nursery.  I jumped in the car and made a quick trip to Ikea.  I decided on the Alang in the larger 18" size.


It has that modern shape I was looking for without spending a ton of money.  Here it is right out of the box.  It has a woven texture which I thought was plastic in the store but it's actually cloth.  The light comes with the diffuser so that's an added bonus.  I also got some orange ribbon from Michael's to jazz it up a bit.


I first measured two pieces of ribbon to go around the top and bottom edge of the drum.  I melted the edges to keep them from fraying.
 

Using my hot glue gun, I made a dot about every six inches to attach my ribbon to the outside seams.  This way if I wasn't completely satisfied, I could rip off the ribbon and try something else.  I thought about adding a third row of ribbon in the middle but didn't want to cover up the textured surface.


Here's the part I just learned about Ikea lights, they don't seem to come with any screws or wire covers.  Good thing I had plenty extra in my tool box.
 

I like the added pop of orange above my head.  Not too much but it pulls your eye up.
 


Things are moving right along in this room.  I gotta keep up the pace before I run out of energy.  Only 13 more weeks and this kid will be here.  

For more nursery progress:
Nursery Plans

 

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24 comments:

  1. Funny how these small changes can make such a tremendous difference. The orange is so pretty!

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  2. What a wonderful touch on that light. I really like the woven texture as well, and that hint of orange is just FAB!

    Good job!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  3. I like it a lot! We want to get an Ikea light for over our dining room table, but I feel like a lot of them have only one bulb and then the room feels dark. Do you feel this way? Do you recommend just adding more lighting (lamps, etc.)? How many bulbs does this one use? Does it fill the room with enough light by itself?

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  4. I love adding some personality to Ikea's furniture. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link this up. http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that! Their furniture and accessories are so easy to make your own, aren't they? Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  6. so cute! land of nod has a navy one i'm pining over, but this is genius!

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  7. Really great idea - you totally transformed it with just a bit of ribbon!!

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  8. This is so pretty and simple! Thank you for sharing. I am visiting from It's Overflowing link party.

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  9. Hello, this is a really great idea. I have a 15month old and I like the amount of light with this. The orange really gives it a pop. I want to try it with green I think to match the room. Thanks for the tip. You have a great blog. I've enjoyed reading your posts. I am now following you and I will visit often. Please allow me to extend you an invitation to visit my blog and maybe you might want to follow it also. I love blogging and enjoy making new friends.
    Best and hope to see you soon.
    Angel

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  10. Great idea! Love the pop of orange. :)

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  11. Super idea! The addition of the orange trim really gives it some character. Congratulations on the soon-to-be arrival, BTW. -Brenda-

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  12. The light looks awesome! Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party this week!

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  13. Wow! That's stunning. You did a great job. I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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  14. Featured you today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  15. What a cute way to bring a pop of color. I love it! I would love to also invite you to join Totally Tuesday and link up your blog for my first ever link party: http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/02/totally-tuesday-1-link-party-time.html

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  16. Really nice, I love the simple pop of color. I'm thinking of using a shade like this in a playroom, fun ribbon would be a great addition. Thanks!

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  17. I love what you did with this light and the bright orange accent! Would love for you to share at the party! xo bridgett

    http://www.osiemoats.com/2013/02/link-up-party-4.html

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  18. I love orange. So, so cute.

    I have a weekend Link party if you'd care to join:
    http://www.bobijensen.com

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  19. So clever, Andrea! The ribbon was a great idea!

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  20. This is just a reminder that sometimes it takes just a small touch to make something uniquely our own. :D Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  21. Just bought two of these lights for the basement in our new house (which we are giving a total makeover). Great idea!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

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  22. I love the pop of color on this fixture - really gives it a custom look on the cheap! I'm thinking about doing something similar in my daughter's room (with a lampshade) once we get her space all figured out. She would totally love this fixture though!

    Thanks for linking up to my February Project Party!

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