Installing Your Own Light Fixture | Studio Update

Here she is! My beautiful new fixture! 

No shadows underneath like my ugly old fixture.

Special thanks to Anne DeCocco from DeCocco Design for helping me to choose my Goldilocks fixture (it was just right!).

I have to admit I was a bit scared to do the electrical work on this, but a certain someone assured me that the electricity turns off to the lamp when you flip the switch. 

The first tentative touch of the old fixture's wire did not electrocute me, so I jumped in confidently.

Ooh! This is a messy studio shot, but some days, this is just how it is. I would like to say I am in such good shape that my arms did not get tired holding that fixture up while I wrapped the wires together. 

But, that would be dishonest.
The coolest thing about this light is that you can design your own lampshade for it.  I went with a neutral color shade because my walls have lots of colorful art, but it was nice to have the option.  

Here is the link to my light from Lamps Plus - it is the Cream Textured Silk Ava in bronze because the door nobs and window hardware in my room are all dark. If you are feeling daring and want to design your own shade you can do that here with the "design your own" option.

Happy Designing!

Full Moon Pillow | Glow In The Dark Pillow | Glow In The Dark Moon | Belinda Lee Designs | Belinda Briggs
No Moon? No problem when you have your own glow in the dark moon pillow!

Last night was the Full Grain Moon.

In case you missed it, I'm sharing a picture of Layla's glow in the dark moon. She didn't even have to stay up past her bedtime to get a look at it :)

You can read more about full moons and their interesting names...

Or you can get your own glow in the dark full moon pillow.

Studio Update: Goodbye popcorn ceilings!

We've are almost at the end of our year long journey to find and move into our forever home. And while our definitions of "forever" differ a bit - mine "until death", hubby's "until the kids go to college", we both agreed that we would not love for a single day under those popcorn ceilings!

After two failed attempts at finding a reliable contractor, we found Luis. He has been hard at work spraying, scraping and repairing.