Monday, May 26, 2008

calling out all lurkers--it's test time!





okay, here's how it is. interior decorator i am not. in fact, if it weren't for that time jenilee visited me a couple years ago, spending the time that wasn't occupied with applying band-aids to her feet, wielding a hammer and wire, i wouldn't have anything on my walls whatsoever. and paint? what's that?! you mean walls can be another color other than the white they were when you moved in?
i did, however, embark upon a ridiculous home improvement saga so painfully long and unresolved that i gave up writing the post i'd started a year ago about it and really do promise to revisit it once it's all done. maybe. that saga involves our kitchen. so let's pretend for a moment that there may, one of these dreamy days, be a silver tin ceiling in my kitchen and instead of that awful eye buzzing florescent tube lighting, i could choose a light fixture. keep in mind there are turquoise accents in the kitchen (my last painful and super-conscious effort to 'decorate'). i want you all to vote because i found this fun poll site. and i want your input. even if you're that person from australia who keeps coming to my blog because you googled vegetable porn and came up with this. so the order of these lamp photos is the order they are listed in the poll. and i'm serious about sending me links. i didn't know where to look for lamps! share your brilliant good taste with me. blow me away!

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7 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE the first one, it's so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Don’t think you should use a fixture that is heavy on the metal b/c since the tin ceiling will (soon) be unique and eye-catching it will be almost distracting to try to find a metal light fixture that compliments or matches the ceiling—am I wrong? Instead I think a fixture that emphasizes clean and neutral materials like glass or ceramic…sorry, don’t have an example (helpful, huh?) but saw some images online after searching for “tin ceiling”. Check out Plates #G209 and #G234 at http://www.goodwinassociates.com/metalwalls.htm for some idea of what I am trying say. Good job on the theory class! See you in a bit!
Tristan

kim said...

Well, I think the retro schoolhouse light fixture will go with the tin cieling. Whereas, the mosaic and rose ones would not go at all.

ocean said...

im with kim. go retro in that kitchen.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

can you post a photo of your kitchen? even without the intended tin ceiling, it would be something to go on. your description is from you own minds eye...difficult to duplicate. that being said, my intial vote is for the schoolhouse one...the tiffany is pretty, but sounds like it would not quite work.

Anonymous said...

Let it be known that I voted. Probably because I’ve become more of a virtual friend lately.