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Friday, April 4, 2008

Glow in the Dark Boobs

I didn't forget to post photos of my house panting project. It's still work in process. Long-ass overdue process.

It was just going to be some painting, but you know how that goes. New window treatments, new pictures and wall hangings, and one thing leading to another.

*Yeah, add the basement project to the mess.

Anyway, when I was prepping the hall, living room and kitchen before painting, I took down some of the ceiling lights. Two in the hall and one above the front door. They look very similar to this:


When they came down,

Caitlin said: "Eww, I'm glad you're replacing them."

Me: "Well, I hadn't thought of replacing them, I was just going to clean them and put them back up after painting."

Caitlin: "They remind me of boobs."

Now it's time to put them back up.

I can't. They remind me of boobs.

I started looking on line for flush mounted ceiling lights.

:::: Most look like boobs ::::









Maybe recessed? Any suggestions?

28 comments:

Sugarplum's Mom said...

HAHAHA! Now all I see is boobs too! Reminds me of the time my aunt attempted to make macaroon cookies topped with Hershey's Kisses. We baked the cookies, let them cool a couple minutes, topped them with the kisses and pressed them down into the cookies slightly so they'd melt a little and stick.
We go back in the kitchen 40 minutes or so later, look down at the counter and she exclaims "They look like TITS!!"

You need something that doesn't have a piece of hardware hanging down from the middle of it.. I don't know what's available for what you have. We have a hideous fluorescent light in the hallway with a cover which doesn't look like a boob.. but.. it's hideous fluorescent.

Recessed may be the way to go and I hear it's not all that horrible to install.

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Recessed!!! If you can't do recessed, try something like this
https://www.lampsusa.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=22197

They look less like a boob because they don't have nipples on the fixture!

debra said...

Thanks!! Now all I see is boobs, too. I will go over to lampsusa.....

Gunfighter said...

Hmmm I get it, but as boob obsessed as I am (hey, I'm a man, ok?, just sayin'), I'm not sure there is much to be concerned about, here.

Anonymous said...

I like Boobs. I say save your money and apply it to something else... like the increased premium on a new homeowners insurance policy. I am sorry to hear about all the flooding problems you have had.

Mr B

Sherry/Cherie said...

OMG..that was my first real Laugh Out Loud today...seriously..that's all I see now -- Caitlin's right!! You will never be able to put up fixtures until you find one without a nipple!! (that second last one reminds me of a nursing mother!!).

delmer said...

Glow-in-the-dark boobs aren't such a bad idea. A man can use all the help he can get when the lights go off.

Oooh! How about a product called something like "runway lights." You know, to highlight the landing strip.

Karin said...

LOL! When they renovated the two-story-high entrance in the building where I used to work, they put in 2 very large lights (each at least 2 feet across), side by side, suspended from the second story ceiling over the lobby. Not only did they look like a pair of boobs, they looked like pendulous boobs. Surprisingly, none of the guys caught the resemblance until I mentioned it. Word spread like wildfire, and from them on, you couldn't walk through the lobby without someone pointing up and laughing. Such lovely memories! **sniff**

I would imagine a stroll through Home Depot or Lowes (or whatever you have up north) might turn up some other possibilities. There have to be other light fixtures that look like something other than boobs!

sgk213 said...

LOL I have a boob light in my bedroom. I have always thought of it as the boob light. Good luck on the search for a new one. Let me know what you come up with. I need one too..

Pink said...

maybe you could get a 70's hanging glass lamp that looks like a glow in the dark cock.

what?

equal rights, I say.

xx
pinks

Ree said...

Does it have to be flushmount? I love the ones that hang down on chains, but there's a flushmount base.

And yes, they are boobs.

Joan said...

The do look like boobs. We have recessed lighting.

islaygirl said...

Oh. My. God. You're right. I've always liked that style. ... until now.

Well, that's the last time ~I~ follow a link from PW ...

Kidding. Yeah. Recessed.

detroit dog said...

They don't look like MY boobs. (I'm a bit darker.)

It's all very surreal (consider them cheap artwork!). I think you should leave them up as conversation pieces.

Beth said...

I would surely keep the boob lights....boobs are fun.

Anonymous said...

Now I've noticed we have 3 in our house. hmmm....
So why is it ''chicken and turkey =breasts, 4 leggeds=teets, and humans=boobs'', just thinking/writing out loud...
Actually at least they don't look like a certain male body part...

Yeah put your money towards something you really want and enjoy the 'boobs', looks like art!

Above Average Joe said...

What would you call the pull chains that hang from older lights?

Tassles?

Nancy said...

Hahahah @ above average joe

Whit said...

I can think of worse ways to light a room.

captain corky said...

There's just something about boobs...

Casdok said...

Must have been designed by a man!

Jen M. said...

SHUT UP! I never thought of that -- choking on my coffee over here.

Boobs. Totally.

And prepping is the part of painting I dread more than anything. Blech. We have to paint our entire exterior this spring. Or at least that's what Bob tells me. Which means days of prepping.

Jen M. said...

And I think you need to find a glassblower to custom make you some long, tube-like light fixtures. With round balls at the base to press for light.

LarryLilly said...

You have a cool house. I mean, I have to go outside to use my pool. Yours is downstairs. makes skinny dipping easier.

LOL

Forgetabout the carpet, slap some plaster on the walls, fill it with water, make it a nanotarium.

or whatever that word is for indoor swimming pools.

Just dont reach for the light switch!

Anonymous said...

''above average Joe'' 'What would you call the pull chains that hang from older lights?

Tassles?'
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Old and useless!!

mjd said...

They do look rather like boobs. We used to have a kitchen light that reminded me of a toilet bowl.

Andy Bailey said...

arrgh, foiled again! I came for boobs and got kitchen lights...
:-)

Lindsay said...

This is so funny. I have always thought they looked like boobs too, and now that my husband and I are trying to update our fixtures, we can't find anything we like because apparently that's the fashion right now.