|Not a great picture, but you can see the boob light at the very top. |
(And a nice view of Casey's backside while he was laying out stripes!)
Last week, we bought this ceiling fan with a light kit to give better overhead lighting and really like the way it looks installed. We also put in this remote, which has a dimmer on it so that we can choose the brightness in the room during nighttime feedings.
Now that the overhead light is taken care of, we need accent lights. We have purchased and assembled this petrodactly light, which we think we will install over the changing table for some fun glow. It comes as a kit that you assemble yourself. It was NOT easy. So many little pieces! It took me almost two hours one morning. But it looks pretty awesome now that it's done. What little boy doesn't want a flying pterodactyl in their room? Biggest problem: getting Casey to give him up! He wants him flying in the office. Now he needs a name.... Pete maybe??
We also have this adorable nightlight to plug in the outlet right by the door.
The only thing left is a new closet light (going to go with something basic, boring, and cheap) and a floor lamp to put near the recliner.
The floor lamp is causing me all sorts of trouble! I don't want to go with anything too cheap because I am NOT going for the dorm room leaning lamp look. I want something solid that can stand up to two toddlers. I realize no lamp is indestructible and toddlers can destroy anything, but I want something with some heft to it. I have found a few inspiration lamps I absolutely love for the nursery.
- Anthropolgie sells a Found & Treasured Floor Lamp which uses repurposed old parts to create the lamp. Seriously gorgeous! Seriously, overpriced. At $1,400 I will continue to admire it from afar.
- My next inspiration lamp isn't quite as aggregiously priced, but still WAY more than I am spending on a nursery lamp, even on sale. The Architect Floor Lamp from Ralph Lauren also gives off an industrial feel. The price is all wrong and the wood tone is too dark, but it is certainly inspiring me!
- This one from Restoration Hardware has incredible lines and looks like it MIGHT actually be indestructible. I love the aged metal and know it would match perfectly with our cribs. But it looks HUGE. And it is crazy expensive, even on sale. If someone wanted to donate this one, I would happily accept. Even huge, I think it is absolute perfection for the nursery.
- I like this one from Pottery Barn Teen (but too much).
- This one from Ikea has a great shape and price (but nickel is the wrong metal and I'd rather not have to spray paint a brand new lamp)
- This one from Ikea comes in black and has nice curves (but it looks a bit flimsy - anyone have experience with it?)
- This one on Amazon might be a real contender (but I'm not sure of the color - our curtain rod and other metal accents are primarily Oil Rubbed Bronze and I can't tell from the image if it matches).
- I think this one from JCPenney's might work (no idea if wood is right, but love the shape and can handle the price)
- This one from World Market is pretty gosh darn good too (right price, but again not sure of the wood tone, great shape and lines).