Farmhouse Fresh Lighting

Did I tell you I decided to repaint the ceiling in our little one’s room?

Barnlight Electric bedroom ceiling light fixture

Yep.

We had some leftover Gray Lake paint, and after the planked walls went Simply White, that ceiling was just begging to be barely-blue! πŸ˜€

Farmhouse lighting | Barnlight Electric | Gray Owl ceiling | Simply White walls

The folks at Barnlight Electric sent us the pretty white light fixture, and we’re so excited to be able to flip on the light switch in there after looking at wires sticking out the ceiling for the past year! πŸ˜€

The fixture is called theΒ Original Semi Flush Mount LightΒ and we love the farmhouse freshness it adds to the room!

Barnlight Electric Industrial White Bedroom Ceiling Light

We used an $11 fixture out in the hallway (again, please pardon our still orange-y stairs!), and it’s nice to have a light up out there again, too.

Hallway Light Fixture from Lowes

The globe is white glass (reminds me of milk glass!), and the collar matches the oil-rubbed bronze barn door hardware to a T.

Eleven dollar hall light fixture from Lowes

But here’s my favorite thing: seeing it transports me straight across time and conjures up such fun memories!Β We had a light almost exactly like it at the top of the steps in the farmhouse I grew up in. I think ours was clear glass, and had a shiny brass collar (is that right, Mom?), but I remember the style of it looking just the same.

Bringing in pieces that stir up smiles and that feel familiar to our souls is my favorite part of the design process. How about you? Are there design elements in your current home that remind you of the one you grew up in?

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Comments

  1. tracy says

    Layla, I have to say that one of the reasons I REALLY love your blog is because you are a person who gets excited about lights! I do too! It’s the little things in life that matter :) I try to make my house look like it could’ve been my grandma’s with all the little touches.

  2. Dyan Current says

    We have lilacs that bloom just outside our bedroom window that bring me back to my childhood home every year! LOVE IT.

  3. shar y says

    The new bedroom light is just perfect. Totally in keeping with the barn door! Love it! I was wondering about the removal of the ceiling fan? Do you not need it? Will you use another sort of fan in the room? I don’t know how young your little guy is but sometimes a fan can provide a great “white noise”. All 5 of my grandkids have had fans in their rooms from day 1. Just curious since I live in a warm climate, too!

    • Layla says

      Thank you! :-) Yeah, Kevin and I are not ceiling fan people (they also trigger my vertigo), but we do keep a small fan next to our bed for white noise at night. I guess we’ll put another one in this room if our little guy likes it too! πŸ˜€

  4. Diane says

    We put in dimmer switches in all our bedrooms and bathrooms. If you have to sneak a peek (or a pee) in the middle of the night, or get something. It is not so glaring and makes a wonderful nightlight if the little one is scared of the dark. (My kids always liked to monkey with nightlights during the day when they were little.) Inexpensive and easy to install. Just a thought. :)

    • Layla says

      Great idea, Diane! We’re actually looking into a new type of “night light” right now. Stay tuned! πŸ˜€

  5. says

    That light is awesome! I am also in love with that barely blue ceiling! Very crisp and keeps things interesting. Can’t wait to see the rest!

  6. Ashley Olsen says

    I love the light choice! Its perfect and I am sure your sweet boy will love it as well! :) I wanted to find out. I am trying to find a post of the planked walls in this room. Did you do a blog post? Along with that. What colors did you paint the room? Did you use Gray Owl? I know you used simply white (planked walls) and Gray Lake (ceiling). let me know what you used, I am very curious! Great color choice! Looks beautiful as always! You guys are my inspiration! :) LOVE IT!

  7. Ashley Olsen says

    What size light fixture did you purchase for this room? I am purchasing one for a similar size bedroom, but I am not sure what size to do, as it come in 12″,14″,16″, etc. Can you help?!? :) Thank you!!

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