Shopping around…

13 Aug

As we slowly knock things off our to-do list, I am always itching to shop.  Heck, even without the list I am always itching to shop… but alas, without a job, I stick to the necessities.

I mentioned in this post about the need for some additional lighting in the guest bathroom.  And since boys are super stinky and make stinkier things, we have to make sure we keep ventilation intact as well.  Luckily, they have awesome options for ventilation fans that have lighting combined.  So, while Chris and I were at Lowe’s for some other supplies, we took a look at their options: 

$99 for some fans aren’t too bad in our book (the 2 on the left).  I’m not so crazy about these lights… especially once Katie Bower on Bower Power references them as boob lights – can’t ignore it anymore. Yeah, I know… the image above doesn’t help much.  But the cool part about this light is that the ventilation is all around the side and it says it’s pretty quiet.

The light I liked the most was the LED one mostly because of the brightness, like this one (and yes, I always have a knack for picking the more expensive pieces):

Doesn’t it look so wonderfully bright compared to the one on the left?!?  But yes, I can’t quite decide… but I can tell you that the price and quality will probably be our biggest factor.

I’ve also been dying to add some open shelves to the kitchen, over the bar area.  They’ll be short shelves and we’ll probably only be able to fit 2, but I think they’ll add something fun and extra storage for our cookbooks or something.  And if you follow me on Instagram (ninasquared), you probably have seen this picture:

I was on the hunt from beautiful 2×10’s or 2×12 – that way we get some substantially thick and deep shelves on the wall.  Just for some idea of prices:



Okay, so that wasn’t a great side-by-side comparison, but I wasn’t sure what dimensions we would need yet. Still not sure.  But they should be done by the end of the year – ha. ha.

We’ve even looked at some brackets for the shelving… not sure if they’ll be used – it’ll depend on how crowded it might look since it’s such a small area.

And finally…. I am also on the hunt for some awesome over-the-bed wall art, as I mentioned here. I haven’t decided colors quite yet… but I love being pinspired!

For example… we could go with something simple and classic, like this from Tater Tots & Jello:

Or something on canvas, like this one from Sarah M. Dorsey Design?
Yes… you notice a theme too?  Or…. cover canvases with fabric like this one from Poppy Parade?
Anyhow, the old noodle is turning with ideas and thoughts for what to do tackle next in this home… can’t wait to start!

3 Responses to “Shopping around…”

  1. nina park August 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    I can see the theme you’re talking about and I love it! 🙂

  2. Barbara Putnam August 14, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    haha boob lights! now i’ll be stuck thinking that everytime i see them lol i like both ideas with the bedroom. the gray & yellow look great together. i think i’m more of prints then canvas… then again, depends on what you used. nm. scratch that whole line. i like both 🙂 why don’t you just have your own show on HGTV?

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