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.  

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