I’ve had a lot of posts about gold lately and actually can’t wait to write about silver today which was my first love! I mean what’s not to love, it’s shiny and I love shiny things. Now I still want my gold urchin or sputnik for our dining room and so I have to explain why I now also have a silver sputnik.
I told you guys that I was gradually redoing our son’s room who as a 12 year old is moving on from his Mario Brothers obsession. (Click HERE to see my last post about his room)
Our son loves soccer, traveling, eating, Star Wars, old cities, castles and techy stuff. He doesn’t care about gold the way I do but he certainly likes spaceships (which aren’t gold he said) and this is why I felt like the silver sputnik was perfect for his room. I’m talking about the Possini Euro Design 15-Light Glass Orbs Ceiling Light from LampsPlus.
I don’t think he could love it any more than he does. “It is so cool” he said.
And he even helped me with the installation. I thought it was the perfect time to teach him how to install a sputnik light fixture 😉 We removed his old “little boy” sun fixture (and yes we turned off the electricity 😉 please don’t forget that step).
We removed the old mounting bracket and I finished the new installation because he was afraid to break the cool glass light bulb covers.
The installation was pretty straight forward. Attach the new mounting bracket and hook up wires. That’s were I have to add my only installation tip which is that the fixtures wires were labeled with GRND, N and L and not the black (hot) and white (neutral) like I was used to. But after some googling I found out that the N=white and the L=black. So you connect the matching colors and then attach the sputnik fixture to the ceiling mounting bracket.
It’s glorious and fun and perfect for him.
Here is the rest of the room and I switched out some of the pillows again, since he thought the primary colors were too babyish. And in case you are wondering what I do with his comforter during the day, there is a bin in his closet where it goes and which makes making the bed manageable for a boy 😉 stuffing things inside his closet comes natural LOL
I feel like his room is the perfect eclectic mix that reflects him. The World Cup flags for soccer, the globes for traveling, the midcentury modern nightstands and fixture and the antique bed from the 1800s in France. Oh and lets not forget the trooper hiding behind his curtains.
Now if you are wondering what the other side of his room looks like, then let me tell you that’s an entire different story and needs to get cleaned up. It doesn’t look like this anymore:
He’s added about thirty more lego sets. He doesn’t play with them anymore (sigh) but he likes to display everything. That’s a post for another day.
The silver makes sense now, doesn’t it?
And once again, this is not a sponsored post. LampsPlus was so generous to provided me with the fixture and all opinions are 100% my own. I think the photos speak for themselves and show you how much we truly love the light fixture.