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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Out with the Old (and Broken)!

So, when the glass from our our oh-so-lovely flush mount "boobie" light (I'm sorry ... but, you *know* the kind I'm talking about, lol) came crashing down the other night and scared our poor babysitter to death, I knew that it was time to replace it (especially because this was the second time this had happened).

This was all that was left Saturday morning:


I had been spying this little cutie from Lowe's and, with only one left on the shelf, I knew it had to come home with us!


Thanks to our neighbor, a retired electrician, it's now adding a bit of whimsy to our mudroom!  Isn't it fun?



I love the black elements in it because it ties in so well with ... the wall art I recently scored at Home Goods, 


the new vinyl "Simply Said" design I created (and my sweet friend, Kim ordered for me):


annnnd, our family gallery wall, which hasn't changed, except for ...


this sweet vinyl that my great friend, Cindy, gave me for Christmas.  Instead of placing it on the wall, I mounted it on the glass of a frame I wasn't using ... I think it makes a great centerpiece:


So, sufficed to say, I think our new addition is fitting in well in our mudroom!  Now, let's just hope *this* one doesn't come crashing down, too!  Eek!


Thanks for stopping by!


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40 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Becca! Oh, the lampshade is gorgeous! I just love it and the pattern does look great in your lovely laundry room. You think you'll get that baby sitter back again? :) I've seen too many mysteries on Lifetime. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Even more beautiful in person Becca. Luv the back elements.
Perfect in the mud/laundry room.
Hugs, Gee

Recreate and Decorate said...

How fun and cute! I may just be motivated to actually do laundry in that room!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It's perfect. Wish I could get my florescent light to come crashing down.

Debbiedoo's said...

LOVE! I saw that light a few months back and fell in love with it. Looks awesome Becca. I think I need a new refreshed home tour:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love your new light Becca ! You have such a pretty laundry room!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Cute lamp! Love it!

flowerlady464 said...

Love the new light but can't get the "boobie light" image out of my head! LOL!

Stacey said...

That light is perfect. The whole room is very pretty.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Becca,
Maybe I will remove a screw or two from some of my fixtures (that I don't like) and they will come falling down:) LOVE that new fixture that you had installed...great look in there.

Blessings,
Linda

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love it!

Jenny
Www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Angela Ryder said...

Very nice! Can't get rid of those "boobie" lights fast enough!!! LOL!! That's my motto! Looks fabulous!

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Becca. It looks great in there- That must have been scary to have the other one come crashing down! xo Diana

Nancy Hood said...

I love it!!! Here's a shout out!

http://johnhoodfamily.blogspot.com/2013/03/blogs-babies.html

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am sorry that the "crash" scared your babysitter...but I am sure you quietly think that you were happy it came crashing down as you were able to get that beautiful light!!....Love it Becca..it is perfect in the room with the other black and white accents!...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm sorry for the crash and scare to the sitter, this light is just too cute for words. fondly ~Lynne~

Maria Elena said...

Becca, it is just the perfect light for that room! How scary for the old light to fall down and even scarier is the fact that I also have one of the "boobie lights" in my laundry room. I think it is time to reconsider! LOL

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new light, Becca! Does it actualy give you more light with this one? I have a light in our laundry/mudroom area that I keep trying different bulbs in {because there are no windows}, but maybe I should just get a new light.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love the lampshade! Love the new vinyl piece in your hallway too. It's perfect there with the photos. I always enjoy my visits here.
Happy Spring Becca!

Christy James said...

Love it!!!! It's such a fun addition to that space:) I have several "boob" lights in my home that I'd love to replace... Maybe if I loosen a screw or two ha ha;)
XO,
Christy

Savvy Seasons said...

Great new look. What a fun laundry room you have and pretty, too! xo ~Liz

Gypsy Heart said...

Love black & white anytime! The design on it is wonderful. The Family centerpiece is one of the nicest I've ever seen.

Does your sitter know your family well? Hope she returns! :)

xo
Pat

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Love the new light! Your laundry room looks fabulous!

Jemsmom said...

You have the fanciest laundry room ever!! I love it and the gallery wall! Oh, and the new light too!!! :-)

Daniela Grimburg said...

What a cute lampshade!
Love your blog with it's beautiful
deco ideas.

Cricket said...

LOVE IT!!!! But I bet you already knew that...LOL

Rooms by Ann said...

Love the light, Your laundry room is beautiful.

The "Home Girl" said...

This new light looks just perfect in this beautiful laundry room! I love it!

I would love for you to come and link this post, (and several of your other awesome posts, for that matter) to my brand new link party..the "FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!"

(Ole! haha!)

Here is the link if you're interested! I sure would love to see you there!

http://the-home-girl-blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-to-very-first-festive-friday.html

Thanks so much for sharing this and have a great weekend!!!

The Rusty Heart said...

Love the new lampshade. It's perfect for the room. Great choice different and fun!

Pamela said...

Love your new light Becca! It is totally you and I am sure adds to your laundry pleasure.

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

You have such a pretty laundry room. I really like the new light too.

Designs By Pinky said...

Ilove, LOVE that new light! I am going to see if our store has the same ting. Love your gallery wall too. Thanks for your visit to my blog too. XO, Pinky

Carol said...

Love it, Becca! It is so cute and perfect with the pretty wall color!

Carol

Leslie said...

Hi Becca!

First time stopping by! What a great lamp shade and it works perfectly with your decor.I like the sentiment on your b&w picture.

leslie

Maria Elena said...

Becca, I just wanted to stop by and let you know I am hosting a new Link party today on my blog. I am very excited and scared at the same time. LOL Please, stop by if you get a chance. I need all the support I can get! :) Enjoy your week!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wow...looks wonderful! Love your wash, rinse & reapeat...wish we could leave off the repeat, LOL. Really GREAT laundry room!

Lil said...

Gorgeous! The color scheme in there is fresh and inviting, like your master bath. Do you remember what blue paint you used? I'll try to track back and find it.

Lil said...

Ah, okay, Wythe Blue, got it. Funny, my laundry is a pale yellow with white cabinets like yours...we even have similar decorations on top, ha! I might have to copy you, though, with that gorgeous blue:)

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Wow! I would love to do laundry in there! That is one beautiful space and the lamp you put in looks awesome. Beautiful space !
Susan

Janice Boucher said...

What a cheery laundry room! I would love to be doing my laundry in such high fashion! Love the lampshade, such a nice contrast to the pale blue walls, and white bead board.