After plenty of deliberation on colors and facebook help from friends, I decided to go for it and paint the light the same as the mirror … not a “safe” decision at all, but my daughter has nothing safe about her so I went for it. This room is for her, after all 🙂
I wanted to hang it by myself but decided against that after hearing a few stories about lights falling after not being professionally installed, so I called our electrician and waited for the call back. THEN I had an idea to ask Facebook for help. Really, it’s been wonderful help for this whole process. Any way – a friend said he could come by in a few nights and hang it for me.
Thanks, Mike! Now we have light in her room, and she looooooooooves it.
I put 60 watt bulbs in the fixture and it lights up like a dining room table, SO. VERY. BRIGHT. I’ll have to change those out for smaller wattage soon, but until then – the sun is shining from her ceiling.