Friday, January 18, 2019

Beauty in lighting

I seriously have to change the lighting in my house. It's ugly. I've been looking at lighting from Circa  and here are my picks.

I love this flush mount for hallways. Doesn't everyone need to with out they're lighting "boobs" with something prettier?

I also need something for the eat-in area of my kitchen. The lights when we moved in were nickel finish with a shade and, get this, a nickel finish CAGE over them. They were ridiculous. My husband removed the cages and now we have just shades  but I think the sizes are wrong for the space.

They look like this but they are tiny. I might like a large one like this,

or may be this.
My husband hates to see the bulb so I have to be careful what I choose.

I would love this flush mount for a bathroom or even my bedroom.

We also have a wall sconce on the stairway that is hideous. I'd be happy to replace it with a simple sconce like this.

But in truth I would like something with a little whimsy.

This sconce would work on the stairs nicely.

Do you spend time thinking about lighting like I do?

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My New Years Resolutions

I normally am against New Years anything, especially resolutions. Why do we wait all year to come up with a list of things that we won't succeed at?

I've come up with a doable list.

First, I want to paint more. I have not been in my studio with a lot of guts, like I did in Virginia. I am finding those longings to paint are coming back to me.

A cool looking studio

I do plan to get my house looking better. That's not really a resolution for just me, it's for me and my husband. While he lets me paint on canvas, I am not allowed to paint the walls. Haha! He is very particular and I'd rather he did it.

We have decided to paint our ceiling this color, Faint Coral.

There is also a resolution that I don't like but I must clean more.

A picture of my old house

My new house is unusually dusty and we got a puppy. There is dust and dog hair everywhere. It's not just once in a while, it's all the time! So I need to find a way to easily clean it up. So far I'm struggling.

What are your New Years resolutions or do you just never do them?