Monday, March 4, 2013

Bedroom Night Light

Good Morning.

Thanks for all of your nice comments about my bedroom update.
I really enjoyed reading them (and the e-mails too) and appreciate the time you took to stop by for a visit.

I received an e-mail asking about the schoolhouse light fixture that is on top of the bookcase in the corner of the room (it's a little hard to see in this picture because of the light coming through the window).
I was asked where I purchased the light and if I was planning on hanging the fixture in the room. 
 I found this light fixture at a thrift store ($4.00).  I liked the fact that it had both the globe and the base.  The fixture is not going to be hung in the room because I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom that is a "must have" for me (not so much for decorative purposes as it is for a good night's sleep).

I wanted to incorporate the fixture in the room and thought it would make a cool night light.  An easy solution....placing an inexpensive battery operated candle light under the globe.  (It was difficult to get a good shot of the illuminated globe at night but I know you guys get the picture).
Light globes are usually plentiful at thrift stores.  I think a grouping of various sized globes with candle lights underneath could make a fun centerpiece or mantel decoration.

Thanks again for stopping by.  
Have a great week.

Jane

31 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Even without the light, it's a fun and interesting accessory just the way you're displaying it.

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  2. Your bedroom makeover is wonderful - and this corner is my very favorite part of the room! I love everything about this cozy space! Including your very creative night light!!

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  3. I love the idea of using the flameless candle for a nightlight...genius! Looks wonderful!

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  4. This old light is awesome Jane! I loved your bedroom makeover!!! So many beautiful changes and special touches that only you would think of. I loved every photo of the redo.
    I don't know if you know how you have caused me to look at everything I find with a different perspective. I usually always think to myself now---what would Jane do with this :) I really thank you for how sharing you are here!
    much love...

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  5. Love the lamp and so clever. I see things and think why didn't I think of that.

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  6. I did a similar thing with some old school light fixtures back in the 70's...cute idea, think I might do this again.

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  7. I love the idea of not hanging it and using it as a night light. Very nice.

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  8. Very clever Jane! Yes I must have a fan or I don't sleep at night! hugs, Linda

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  9. Another very clever idea from Jane! You don't skip a beat. This is a great idea for using this vintage light.

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  10. Good gracious gal....you're just stock full of great ideas! You've opened up another realm of possibilities for me with the light fixture. Thanks.

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  11. Oooh, dandy idea! I LOVE all of the battery operated candles now. Appeals to my safety sense too. :) The other plus is that the fan can't blow out the flame! :)

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  12. Great idea....but I adore how you have that curtain hung!!!

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  13. They would make a great grouping if you had several of them! I love old light fixtures- Love your room- xo Diana

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  14. Love it as a night light. :) xo Laura

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  15. What a great idea! Now you have me thinking! Next time I come across one I will know what to do with it! Thank you for inspiring me!
    xx
    Anne

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  16. I love this light - very clever use of it. I do not know how you come up with all the ideas you have. You have a true gift! Mary

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  17. The old light looks just perfect there and a great idea to use is as a night light with a battery candle. I have some of the old school house lights and have added wiring and a wooden base to made table lamps out of them too. So neat to have a bit of architectural interest in a room. Your room is so pretty.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Tresures

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  18. Great idea for a unique night light! My daughter bought a fixture like yours that was mounted on top of a green painted concrete bird bath base at Junk Bonanza. It's already electrified and looks like a mini street light when lit.

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  19. I must be the last person on earth to find out that you are back!!! So happy to see you being creative again, you are always such an inspiration!

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  20. I
    L-O-V-E your bedroom makeover! It's just so inviting, cozy, warm and wonderful!!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  21. Clever idea for a night light, this is such a cozy corner. The curtains on the hanger.....LOVE that idea. I will be rethinking some of my windows. I have a nice collection of old hangers.
    Gosh I love how your brain works...wish you could bottle it-LOL!
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  22. I have picked up several light fixtures and it NEVER occurred to me to put a flameless candle in there! BRILLIANT!

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  23. LOVE it!! Great for a night light...and I LOVE the centerpiece idea too!!

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  24. Oh that would be cool! If watched they would look great with a little votive candle!

    Carol

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  25. Hello Jane,
    What a clever idea you have here and the centerpiece idea is good too.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. Just another example of how much of a creative genius you are! Who even thinks of these things? Jane does!

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  27. OLÁ JANE,SUPER PROJETOS,EU ADORAR SEU BLOG E JÁ SER SEGUIDORA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

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  28. It is a must-have in the bedroom. Not do only ceiling fans complement ACs and help them run more efficiently, they also save space, unlike wall and stand fans. It also becomes the focal point of a room. Anyway, your “night light” is modern, but the idea is so vintage. I like it! ^___^

    Staci Severns

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!