Shadow Casting

It feels a like a modern disco in the boy’s room thanks to the new wood veneer pendant.  How about some Shadow Dancing to get you in the mood for the shadow casting?  Everyone needs a little disco, no?  Back to the light. 

First, Ben removed the ugly ceiling fan. 

I don’t know if IKEA had this in mind when designing the Lack side table, but it worked.

Ben is a trained professional DIYer operating on a closed circuit.  Do not try this at home.  With the fan out-of-the-way, Ben installed the new, disco-esque light. 

Such a fun element for the room. 

Finally, it started getting dark.  Get ready for some shadow casting. 

Fun, right?  It’s even more fun when completely dark. 

Aside from the shadows casted on the ceiling and wall, the light itself looks cool, too. 

The overlapped areas are darker.  I love the light, especially for the $10.00 it cost after factoring the otherwise wasted veneer. 

P.S.  Ben worried about lighting the house on fire when we turned on the light, so we used a 25 watt bulb.  Surprisingly, it’s plenty of light.  Very similar to the amount of light from the guest fixture, which has a 40 watt CFL bulb. 

23 thoughts on “Shadow Casting

    1. Thank you Rosa, Ashley, and Joy! The kids do love it, Vincent especially. Rebeka, the bed is a steel frame vintage bed that has been painted several times, twice so far by us! If anyone makes a light like this, we’d love to see pics on our Facebook page.


    1. Hi Jennette,

      I totally agree! You could paint the veneer any coordinating color and it would look fantastic. OR, paint the back side of the veneer so the inside is a different color. I considered that, but was too lazy 🙂


  1. SUPER! Just found you on Tatertots and Jello! I have been wanting to do something fun in my kids bathroom and this ceiling fixture would be perfect!!!!! Thanks for the idea and I love that yellow bed too!

  2. I love this pendant and more to the point, so did my daughter. Do you have instructions for it?

    1. I just sent you an e mail about the mirror. I would love to share anything you’d like. 🙂

    1. Hi Deanna,

      Click the link (new wood veneer pendant) at the top of the post and it will take you right to the post.


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