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Nursery Light Fixture Update

We’re chug-a-lugging right along on the nursery makeover, y’all! And the calendar has never felt so real. I’m praying this little sprout stays cozy for a while because it really is looking like this room will come down to the wire.

If you haven’t been following along so far, here’s a quick recap of what this room looked like before.

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In the past few weeks, we’ve painted one coat of Magnolia Home True White on the walls to give us a leg up on our DIY picture frame molding.

A feminine, vintage, glam lighting update for a baby girl's nursery makeover. #nurserylighting #lightfixture #glamdecor #vintagedecor

And then this little slice of gorgeousness showed up.

A feminine, vintage, glam lighting update for a baby girl's nursery makeover. #nurserylighting #lightfixture #glamdecor #vintagedecor

Hello, lover!

I searched high and low for a light fixture that was slightly glam but still classic and could pass as “little girl-ish”. And when I saw this pendant at Del Mar Fans & Lighting, I could not get it out of my mind.

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You know how you keep shopping for something but just find yourself comparing everything else to that one item you fell in love with but you have major FOMO and you end up scrolling around for hours upon days even though you know you’ve already found the one?

Am I the only one who does this? Bueller? Maybe I just have decision-making issues.

A feminine, vintage, glam lighting update for a baby girl's nursery makeover. #nurserylighting #lightfixture #glamdecor #vintagedecor

This is the 20″ Meadow Lane Pendant by Quoizel, which actually looks like a glammed up girlified version of Robert’s masculine office light fixture we got from Del Mar Fans a couple of years ago.

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I love that it is gold but still has a brushed soft vintage look. The little crystals reflect the light so beautifully around the room.

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I just put some regular LED Edison style bulbs in it for now, but then I realized I should probably swap them out for smart bulbs so that I can dim or turn off the overhead light from my phone while I’m tied up with nursing in the glider.

Where were smart bulbs 6 years ago when I could have used them with Olivia? Because that’s brilliant.

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I breathed a huge sigh of relief once this light was up because that means we are one step closer to calling this space finished (which is still quite a ways away).

This week, Robert is finishing up caulking the picture frame molding (bless his heart since he’s officially forbidden me from doing any sort of home improvement labor at this point).

Here’s where we are on the to-do list:

  • Take down window valance
  • Remove ceiling fan
  • Remove broken closet doors
  • Install picture frame molding
  • Install light fixture
  • Install new closet doors
  • Finish painting walls and doors
  • Remove carpet and refinish hardwood floors
  • Refinish dresser for changing table
  • Get a crib and glider
  • Hang art and wall decor
  • Hang curtains
  • Put up window shades

You can see the full brain splatter makeover plan here.

It’s looking better and better every day…

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So good, right?! Eep!!!

A feminine, vintage, glam lighting update for a baby girl's nursery makeover. #nurserylighting #lightfixture #glamdecor #vintagedecor

I know this room is going to see some rough, exhausting nights, but I’m so thankful that it will at least have the look of a peaceful escape. Maybe baby Regan will get the memo? Ya think? Here’s hoping.

You can find the light fixture along with all of Quoizel’s lighting here and use the code QUO818 to get 10% off by the end of August if you’ve been on a lighting hunt lately too.

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14 Comments

  1. Hello! I see that you used the 20″ light fixture. How would the 16″ look. I think that my daughter’s room might be slightly smaller than baby Reagan!
    Congratulations to the whole family on the new baby.
    Blrssings

    1. You could certainly do the 16″! This room is about 12’x18′, if that helps for figuring out the measurements for your space.

  2. Is it just me or does the wall framing make your room look bigger? You have such a knack for making blah look beautiful! And your handy hubby is such a blessing to have around!!

    I can’t wait to see the finished nursery.

    Blessings to you all!
    Sherri

  3. The lighting is fabulous. My granddaughter is due on Dec. 2nd and we are not doing too bad on our nursery to do list (I tell myself this every day) and we are moving right along. I’m so glad it’s in Dec. now cause you Oct. gals are scaring me with your time constraints lol. Love the light and keep on keepin on. You’ll get it done in time … not like you have a choice LOL

  4. I am 37.5 weeks and we still don’t have the nursery finished! Furniture just started getting moved in this week and the nursery is going in a previous guest room so the rest of the house looks like a tornado went through with décor, tools, furniture, and all the baby things scattered everywhere. So don’t sweat it, you still have time 😉

    1. Truth be told, the baby hardly sleeps in the nursery the first month or two anyway, right? I blame the nesting instinct for this anxious feeling really. 😉

  5. I think it looks gorgeous already, and I can’t wait to see the finished room! I too am due in October (actually Oct 15 is our C-section date) and I have been counting down. It seems so far away but so close now as well. We still have to tile the nursery, paint, etc so I’m using your beautiful room as inspiration to get working. OF course that is the royal “we” as I too have been forbidden from major DIY projects. 🙂 P.s. Am I the only one who thinks being pregnant in the summer heat is complete nonsense?! lol I told my honey if he really loved me, he’d buy me a walk in freezer to sleep in. I was only sort of kidding. 🙂

    1. Haha! Yes! I swear pregnancy adds 10 more degrees. This is my second summer pregnancy (first kiddo is a September baby), and this time around I thought, “Okay, we’re going to time this so I don’t have to be pregnant in the sweltering heat again.” But of course God operates on his own (sometimes more delayed than we’d like) timing, so joke’s on me. All babies, no matter what time of year they arrive, are blessings thankfully. 🙂 Hang in there! And best wishes for your nursery too!

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