Installing A Vanity Light Fixture


Installing A Vanity Light Fixture

One Room Challenge: Jack & Jill Guest Bath Week 6

Week 6, here we come, and we are super glad we are almost done, or are we? This week we are installing a vanity light fixture over  both of the Jack and Jill sinks. While it took us a while to finally decided on style we that would give us ample light in this space, we are very happy with the final product selection.

Just to recap this happens twice a year, April/ October, the designers only have six weeks, from start to finish in order to complete a full room transformation.  Each week the guest designer’s will link their progress to the ORC host page Calling It Home , and share their room’s progress. The best part you will be able to follow along with JENRON DESIGNS and all the participants progress just by clicking the ORC. This season for the first time ever, the ORC has extended the REVEAL date to seven weeks, to help accommodate  our fellow designers in Texas, Florida and California effected by all horrific the hurricanes and fires (updated in WEEK 4). So now the final completion date and big reveal of our Jack and Jill Guest Bathroom makeover will be on Thursday, Nov. 16th!


 WEEK 1     WEEK 2    WEEK 3     WEEK 4     WEEK 5     WEEK 6    REVEAL

INSPIRATION BOARDGuest Bathroom Inspiration Board Pin JENRON DESIGNS

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Now that the paint is done and dried I am ready to tackle those awful light fixtures that I have been complaining about since day one. Here’s is that incredibly ugly “boob” light in the toilet room. I should clarify, these are actually called dome lights or canopy lights.  However, I think they look like boobs, therefore I have called them boob lights since back in college, LOL, and my professor just loved that.


As you can see by this picture the quality of light provided by this fixture is horrible. We currently have the highest wattage bulb available for these lights and the dome has sadly yellowed after two years.  The light quality is very yellow and dim, which will be even worse in the shower after we add a shower curtain.

Adding New LED reccessed Lights JENRON DESIGNS

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For this location we decided a Halo SLD LED Recessed down light would be the best direction to go. It is a simple fixture that gives off a clean pure warm light, and will illuminate the entire toilet room. It is such a simple conversion, I am really shocked more people are not installing them throughout there homes.

HaLO LED reccessed Lights JENRON DESIGNS

Next up…… the vanity lights, which is something I have been looking forward to since the beginning of this project. We chose the Millennium Neo Industrial Light from Bellacore a proud sponsor for the ORC challenge.


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As you can see my quality control inspectors leaped into action the minute that these items were received. Clearly they were hard at work to make sure that these boxes were completely up to snuff. Honestly, with out these guys I am not sure how I got this project done.I was so excited to have these lights up, until they were installed. As you can see above the covers which make the light fixture look cool causes a dark shadowy spot above the vanity.


Since all the light is directed down, the florescent bulb that came with this fixture was not going to work. So my husband suggested we purchase a higher lumen output warm LED dimmable bulb. 

Designer note: I personally prefer the Warm LED lights, they create a more natural light with less of that weird blue/green tone which makes you home feel too space aged, plus fluorescent light is not a very flattering light on skin either, it makes everyone look sickly.

PROPER LightIing for sinks JENRON DESIGNSAs you can see the new bulbs have made a world of difference. Honestly it was so bright I actually decided that we should add a dimmer switch for our guests, just incase they would want a lower more ambient light.Adding a dimmer JENRON DESIGNS


Our last project, that was a last minute decision, was the addition of robe hooks.  This space just needed something to go on the wall and I did not have anything particularly planned for it. Barnwood Robe Rack DIY JENRON DESIGNSImagine my excitement when I found this leftover piece of one hundred year old barn wood! It was in the basement, left over from our Rustic Sunday Brunch Sign, and was exactly the right size! I think we trimmed 1/4″ off to even it up and bam it was done.

Farmhosue Hooks JENRON DESIGNS

I think my favorite part of this piece is that you can still see the ordinal nails that are bent over into the wood. My dear sweet husband offered to pull them out, but I just loved there rustic charm. I felt like they match these rustic metal wall hooks we online at My Gift they came in set of 6 for $12 and free shipping with Amazon Prime, which is a total deal and now I 4 left over to use somewhere else, maybe the garage?


Rounding out week 6, all that is left is staging in the rest of the finishing touches. Honestly, I could be finished with the entire project right now, but I am having to stretch out the rest of the project to keep it at the new  7 week mark. I think I under challenged myself, and played if safe this round since I did not know how my husband’s shoulder recovery was going to go. Obviously, he is almost completely healed and we are making progress faster than I had intended. Hey better to underpromise and over deliver, as I always say.  Anyways, almost there, next stop the BIG REVEAL! Yay, are you as excited as I am? Let’s take a look back at our to do list below. Looks like we have checked all the boxes here! Just a reminder, the BIG REVEAL goes LIVE next week!


Week 1- Introduction, Inspiration Board,  & Plan of Action

Week 2- Order All Items, Buy All Supplies, & Frame Out Mirror

Week 3- Start/Finish Board & Batten Wainscot Mill Work

Week 4- Paint Board & Batten Wainscot

Week 5- Install New Lights, Towel Bars & Homemade Robe Rack 

Week 6- Shower Curtains, All Final Touches & The Secret Art Project



  1. It’s looking so good! I just bought some of those hooks on Amazon. Love them!

  2. I love your new light fixture! Looks so good. Can’t wait to see your final reveal!

  3. That light fixture is so cool and I love your barnwood hook rack too!

  4. I love your light fixtures! We have an LED light fixture in the laundry room and it is like being outside, they really are incredible! I love your barn wood hooks too…I see that Emy got some on Amazon, so I am going searching 😉 I can’t wait to see the bathroom next week!!

  5. Danna Precil

    Oh you did such a good job with those light the color difference in the room is amazing.

  6. Those lights are beautiful! And I love the barn wood towel hook – so much rustic goodness 🙂

  7. Michaila Pryis

    This is looking so good. I can not wait to see the final reveal next week, I can’t believe it was delayed a week, how luck y was that?

  8. Ashley N. Rice

    This room is really coming together. I love how easy that Halo light was to add. I always thought can lights were a pain to add but I was wrong.

  9. Oooh, the new lighting looks great and I’m loving how the towel hooks look! Can’t wait to see the full reveal next week!

  10. Anna Somi

    These lights are so pretty. I really like the one for over the vanity. Great advice about the LED bulbs too.

  11. Priscilla Morozmew

    Your lighting choice are really first rate. I love those vanity fixtures and I am going out to Bellacore today to order them.

  12. siopluticscap1978

    Your lights are great. I really like that you showed how simply the overhead can light was to install. Good work.

  13. The hooks are great and I love the lighting!

  14. Isn’t it amazing how little things like light bulbs can make a world of a difference! Love you QC inspectors!

  15. The lights! The hooks! It all looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  16. the cheap jordan’s

    You are still going strong even if they added a extra week it is the readers that win in this case!

  17. Kayden Weldon

    I love reading your blog and I especially love when you participate in the ORC. It links everything together in a nice neat package to read over a 6 week span. It may be one of my favorite posts that you do.

  18. April Helmsworth

    I enjoy you because of all of your effort on this web page. The ORC is a hard challenge especially when you must be complete in the standard 6 weeks, 7 this time. You have done a impressive job making that bathroom feel bigger while utilizing every piece of space you are given.

  19. NVMD

    I really connect with your content. This article has really peaks my interest. You have really out done yourself on this round of the ORC, great job!!!!!!!

  20. gigi58

    Your skills amaze me, you have done such a great job on this challenge. The art and robe hooks are perfection, while I could not even imagine the bathroom prior to the batten board. It is all just perfect.

  21. I definitely want some towel racks like this one. Those are so cute and look great in the bathroom.

  22. Sundie Breyland

    I have to get some of these lights they really made a huge difference to this space.

  23. The Wooly Farmhouse

    I am just commenting to let you know what a fabulous encounter had purchasing these LED lights. I am very happy to be putting in new ones, thanks to you and your post.

  24. Addie Mae Says

    Oh this project is really going together nicely. I love the can lighting, it opens up that ceiling space and really brightens that shower room up a lot. Love the robe rack, and great backstory on the barn wood. Yay! It looks great.

  25. Heather

    This has been a great post and I am so ready to see the final reveal which is up next!!! YAY!!!

  26. Dandelion Dreams

    Great post love this project and how far you have come in a short time!

  27. Addie Mae Says

    I really like those conversion can light a lot. It gives the look of a flush mount can light but you do not need the ceiling space.

  28. Terry Haide

    Thank you so much for providing so much information. I love how the new lights made such a big difference in the room’s brightness. That really amazed me and made me take stock in our own home.

  29. My Sunnies

    I am just getting back to this post, and I wanted to tell you how cute those hooks are, and that robe rack turned out really great. Nice job!

  30. Mulberry Farms

    I just wanted to say you have so much talent. Those hooks are really perfect for that space. You have a clear vision of what you want and you make it happen, I wish I could be more like you in that respect.

  31. Becky Black

    I needed to create you the tiny note to help thank you very much again for these extraordinary techniques you’ve contributed on this page. These tricks worked as a great way for other people have a similar desires to learn your techniques. I know there are a lot more fun information ahead for those who check out your blog.

  32. Our Little Fox Hole

    A lot of the things you say here are great decorating tips. I love where this jack and jill bath is going. It has such a nice clean polished look, and provides your guest with a cozy spa experience.

  33. sunshine and daisies

    Love this post on how you installed those new light what a difference they made! Plus those rustic robe hooks are really great too. Thanks for the share.

  34. The Delightful Farmhouse

    Such a great project, where did you find those hooks for the robe racks?

  35. The hooks came from Hobby Lobby, the barn wood was left over from another project and was originally reclaimed from a old farmhouse.

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