A Light {or seven} in the Attic

The electrician just left my house and we have LIGHTS in the attic! Woot! Check ’em out!
vintage copper lighting in attic office-1

You guys have already seen these copper sconces in the last blog post, but here it is again, minus my fingers holding it up and pretending it was actually installed. 

lighting ideas in attic playroom office-3

There are three of these copper wall sconces- two on either side of where the desk area will be and one in the reading nook to shine some light in there.  I had originally planned on getting the 12″ sconces for this area but I changed my mind at the last minute and got the smaller nine inchers instead.  I think they look fine, and it saved a little money to go with the 9″ versus the 12. 
lighting ideas in attic playroom office-6

Pointed at the desk/ shelving area are these two eyeball canlights in the ceiling.  They blend right in but they will give off a ton of light to my workspace, so I’m glad to have them.  I caught a sale on Target LED lightbulbs a few days ago, so I am using 100 watt LED bulbs instead of the old style of spotlights.  They are BRIGHT and will last for like 150 years or something like that. 😉 

lighting ideas in attic playroom office-4

OK, all you design snobs.   Don’t hate me for what you are about to see next.

I installed a ceiling fan in this room.  Yep.  I sure did. 

lighting ideas in attic playroom office-11

And it’s just a regular ol’ cheapo white ceiling fan with zero character.  It was like $60 bucks.

But I live in Alabama, and this is an ATTIC room, which means I will need some air moving up there or it will be hot as balls in this room for about 75% of the year.  

It’s just how we roll down here in the South and I am unapologetic about it.  Not being a sweaty hot mess always wins out over style. 

To make up for it, I chose this AMAZING vintage chandelier to be front and center in this room. I spotted this light fixture and loved it, but when I polled my facebook page it seemed to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of things.  About half of y’all loved it and the other half thought it looked like a weird shower head complete with water droplets. 
lighting ideas in attic playroom office-5

I love it, though, and I’m so happy I bought it.  It was only like $110 from Amazon, which I thought was reasonable compared to some other chandeliers I’ve seen out there. 

lighting ideas in attic playroom office-2

Now lemme just warn y’all.  Assembly is required with this chandelier.  I had to hook about forty-leven of these crystals onto the frame that fits inside the pendant. I had just gotten a manicure, too, which was NOT a good idea at all.

I wasn’t looking forward to this task, but I turned on my Audible app and listened to some Outlander and just got it done. Once I got in the groove of sticking my thumbnail between two thin wires and spinning them onto the pre-drilled holes in the frame it actually went pretty fast.  About 20 minutes and all those shimmering crystals were dangling like beads of water from the showerhead.  

lighting ideas in attic playroom office-9

What do ya think?  Love it or leave it with this industrial meets girly chandelier? If you’re a “love it”, then here ya go… 


(These are my affiliate links)

Click Here for the Vintage Bronze Crystal Pendant Light


Click here to see the 9″ Copper Wall Sconces 


« »

Speak Your Mind



  1. Those copper sconces are gorgeous! I have the same chandelier over my dining room table, love the industrial mixed with crystals. Putting all of those crystals on was not fun lol.

  2. I really like that chandelier! A lot! I think for me, I would want to paint the black another color but I love it!

    • This was something I definitely wavered on- mixing metals. But, you can see a tiny sliver of the flooring down in the corner– it’s a very dark brown color. I feel like once the floor is installed it will make the dark brown of the fixture make a lot more sense. 🙂 At least I hope! 🙂

  3. Love this! I have the same light fixture installed over our master bathtub. The electricians ended up doing the assembly part {although I had to pay for it} I’m considering it a win anyway. 🙂

  4. Charlotte Lindsay says:

    Personally, I love that chandelier! Now I am no design snob and I agree that not being sweaty wins over style any day. Here is a good site to find some ceiling fans that are both stylish and reasonably priced! Looking forward to seeing more. http://www.maelmoderndecor.com/default.asp

  5. Hi Beth, don’t listen to all the naysayers! They’re just jealous cuz you got a fixture with character that suggests movement with all those gorgeous crystals! I Love it! Enjoy it- and don’t worry about the fan either, ya gotta do what cha gotta do. Stay cool

  6. These ideas are amazing! Thank you for sharing!



  1. […] room isn’t even finished yet, but it is already amazing. Beth from Unskinny Boppy is renovating an attic and turning it into quite an amazing space. I am so in love with the […]

  2. […] finally, be sure to check out the lighting in this room.  I just love it […]

« »