Two weeks left in this challenge! In Week 6, I hung the new light fixture and ordered the lamp, rug, and some of the finishing touches to complete this little room makeover.
I chose this modern pendant fixture from Overstock.com because I loved the satin-finish gold with white wood. I also liked the angular shape. It is modern, but it still works with the rustic finishes in my house, like the light hardwood floors and brick pavers. Here is a link to the fixture I chose. Keep in mind that this is an affiliate link, and I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase something.
Installing the fixture was pretty simple. I used the same method as when I change a light switch or outlet. Take a picture of what is there, before you remove anything. Then, put it back the same way. The most challenging thing about the light fixture is holding the weight of it while it’s being installed. I rested the fixture on my ladder while I attached everything, and luckily, it wasn’t too heavy.
Another tip for installing light fixtures is to make sure that there is enough clearance below it. I have 7 1/2 feet to the floor, so there’s plenty of space. I also needed it low enough in the room to balance the high ceilings.
What’s left? I need to finish the buffet, touch up paint, and decide on what to do with the doors. I change my mind every single day. I think both dark and light look good, but I can’t decide which one I want. I also need to order the details: tray, vase, etc.
Here’s a recap of previous weeks of the challenge, in case you missed something.
- Week 1: Foyer Design Plan — The One Room Challenge Begins
- Week 2: Painted and Prepped for Wallpaper
- Week 3: Finding the Best Deals on Wallpaper & How to Install It
- Week 4: Hanging the Mirror & Covering a Switch Plate with Wallpaper
- Week 5: Stripping and Refinishing Furniture
FYI, the outfit is linked on Like to Know it here, if you’re interested.
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