THIS PROJECT SHOULD have been a piece of cake. Somehow it ended up being one of the more stressful ones (more on that in a sec). Now that it’s up I’m trying to decide if I even like it. Actually I know I like it – I’m just not sure I’m crazy about where I’ve actually placed it in my apartment.
Full disclosure: this photo was strategically taken as to shield you from the mess that is my bookcase. I haven’t gotten around to styling it quite yet and when I moved 2 months ago I pretty much just unpacked all my boxes directly onto the bookshelf (or so it seems).
Like I mentioned this project is, in theory, an extremely simple one. I bought that wall bracket (it’s really for a shelf) from Ikea like 2 months ago with the intention of using it for this but it took me longer than I thought to scrounge up the other pieces.
The bane of my existence became the actual cord. You see I went to a store down the street from my apartment, Homewerx, and originally bought the NUD Classic. I got it home only to realize the light was meant for a ceiling fixture and didn’t have a plug. ARG. So I returned the cord the next day and ventured over to another store, Nineteen Ten (which happens to be one of my fave shops in Vancouver, BTW). I found what I was looking for, I was sure of it, because there was one on display and I could SEE the wall plug. So I picked my colour, paid and came home. Turns out PLOG-IT (which is a Canadian brand, which I obviously love) makes two versions of their cord… one with a wall plug (the PLOG-KIT) and one for a ceiling fixture. Obviously because I’m me (and possibly because I broke a mirror last week and am cursed with 7 years of bad luck) I got home with yet another plug-less light. DOUBLE ARG. Thankfully I was able to exchange it for the one I really wanted but I could not believe I had made the same mistake twice.
So let this be a lesson to you, folks. Do not make the same mistake I did.
Double Triple check what you’re buying!
PS. What do you think?!