We are light hoarders. It is developing into a problem around here. I am not exaggerating when I tell you this. In our house, right now there are:
3 light fixtures in the garage
1 on the dining room table
4 in the basement
This means, right now, there are 11 light fixtures in my house right now.
ELEVEN LIGHT FIXTURES THAT ARE NOT INSTALLED.
So, when Nate took me out to IKEA a few weeks ago to get my studio, what did we do?
We bought more light fixtures.
Yeah. Screw it. Admitting is the first step to recovery. That, and forcing Nate to install all this shit.
Our master bedroom's light situation is awesome (awesome because there is so much light) but awkward (because the placement doesn't make sense...). In addition to our ceiling fan, there are two manually operated sconces that are on opposite sides of the room. You'd think they were supposed to be bedside lamps, but my bed doesn't take up the ENTIRE room.
We've been searching for several months for some bedside lamps, which was oddly difficult due to the size of our nightstands. We have 2 antique nightstands that we adore. They are small, have one drawer each, and one was given to us while we bought the other off craigslist. They work well together- and this is coming from the kid that thinks nothing in the world should match- other than nightstands.
Our nightstands have probably 1 sq foot of table space each, which was presenting several issues when finding lamps we enjoyed that didn't take up too much real estate.
So when we were still being overjoyed by the ability to install an overhead light in my studio, we discovered that IKEA also had wall mounted sconces that, my favorite, require NO ELECTRICIAN.
Seriously. Two Screws. Chicka-Chicka-Yeahhhh.
This is the Alang wall lamp from IKEA. It goes for $20 a piece which is less than we were going to spend for table lamps, and wayyyy less than if we'd hired an electrician to install junction boxes to hang traditional sconces.
We hung them on either side of our bed and now we have pretty pretty lights and we still aren't losing our night stands. And, there's a Seamus.
Sadly, we can't case the wires since the switch is located on the wires. As of now, I don't care, but it might bother me enough to force a solution down the road- but for now, "we cool".
LET THERE BE LIGHT.