I love to read and have tried to instill the love of reading into my kids. When they were smaller, I read to them every night as part of their bed time routine. I'm happy to say that they do love to read, and they both read every night before they go to sleep.
My son has a desk next to his bed with a small lamp on it. You can read about the chair and desk makeover here. But, as you can see, it's a little far from his bed.
overhead light on. Who wants to get up and turn off the light after you're all snuggled up in bed and drowsy from reading? I needed to solve this problem.
I found this in the lighting section of Home Depot, on clearance, for about $6.00. I loved the brass finish and figured that for six bucks, I could make it work somehow.
The first issue was where to attach it? I considered screwing it to the back of Jacob's bed, but didn't really want to do this because the part that gets screwed in wouldn't be completely concealed and it just didn't look right. It would be a hassle to attach it to the wall. So, I decided to screw it into the back of his pallet art display board. The problem was that even though it had an extendable rod, it didn't extend out far enough.
I had some dowels in my garage for some other project I had done. So I sawed one to the length I needed to make it stick out just far enough to provide Jacob with the right amount of light to read at night. The dowel is too thin though, so I used some duck tape on the ends. The color of the dowel wasn't right either, so I used antique gold Rub-n-Buff that I had on hand. It's almost a perfect match to the brass finish of the light.