Monday, June 18, 2012

All About The Lights

This weekend was fairly productive.  My husband finished painting the porch (yes, it really took that long) and I finished painting my daughter's bathroom.   I'm definitely finding it increasingly difficult to perform even simple tasks these days.  My stomach seems bigger than it should be at this point, and my boobs are out of control.  I don't know how you more voluptuous women out there do it.  The sad reality is that my boobs will get smaller again, only they'll look like empty tube socks.  Oh the joys of pregnancy.

Enough of the "tmi", let's get back to the point of the post.  Lots of lights got put up this weekend.  Ok, not lots, but more than usual.  First, here's the painted porch ceiling and the fan/light combo we chose.

I hate the way the ceiling color looks in this picture.  It so does not do it justice.  It's actually a really pretty pale blue in person.  We ended up color matching it from our neighbor's porch ceiling which I love.  It's BM Crystal Blue and I highly recommend it.  Anyway, about the fan, as I posted before I'm not a huge fan of fans (pun intended).  There was one that I liked better, but it was more expensive and this is the back porch. We'll save the more expensive ones for the front porch when and if  we ever get around to having it rebuilt.  I'll show some better pics of the porch later.

And here's the bathroom lights I ended up buying.

For some reason they look crooked in this picture.  Probably due to my awesome photography skills.

Finally, here's the star lanterns that are in the back hallway on the second floor.  There is a door that separates where my daughter's room, bathroom, playroom, and laundry room are from the front half of the second floor.  Since this is going to be the kid's half of the second floor I thought it would be kind of whimsical to have the star lanterns in their little area.

The hallway is a work in progress, but I love love love these lights.  They just put a smile on my face every time I see them.  Did anyone else out there have a productive weekend?


  1. Wow, is looking so great! I love the wide planks on the ceiling of your porch. You can tell that it is a shade of blue. The star light fixtures are cool, too. Now we just need a shot of your boobs.

  2. Please, they wouldn't even fit in the screen. Ridiculous, and I'm not usually large chested.

  3. If you want to build traffic, you'll need to show boobs. ;)

    It's all looking so great. I can't wait to come out and visit.

  4. I think my stomach and my boobs are the same size. It's frightening

  5. "Empty tube socks"...OMG sad but true :(
    LOVE all the lights you've chosen. I really want one of those star lanterns...maybe for our entryway. Beautiful!
    PS...thanks for your comment on my blog. Disqus ate it so it's not showing up, but I did read it. Just gave Disqus the boot for good. lol

  6. LOVE those bathroom lights and i'm always a fan of a blue porch ceiling.

  7. The lighting looks terrific, Tiffany. Great selections.

  8. They are a great choice! I am loving the star pendants!

  9. Hi, Where did you find the star lanterns?

  10. Great job, Tiff. I love the designs and the lighting effects. It really gets my taste. :) Thank you so much.

  11. Hi Tiffany,

    I found your blog by chance and it's fantastic!
    I love the decor and I think you are doing a wonderful job with your house.
    Congratulations on the birth of your second daughter!
    I also I have two wonderful girls.

    Was looking fans on the web (I have spent years looking for one with light for my living room and that fits with the style of my house) and finally, seeing wich you have put on the back porch ...I found it!

    That's perfect. I would really, really happy if you can say me where to buy this or any similar with the same style (even so that expensive one that you liked most: I also not a big fan of fans :), but in my living room is very hot in summer, and I need one here).

    Many thanks in advance and congratulations again for your blog and your baby!