Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I need your advice!

The house is painted.


The front door is painted.


And the porch ceiling is painted.

BEFORE
Already blue, but there were some imperfections near the edges... 

DURING
Can you tell which is the new paint? I can't. 

AFTER

I don't have an after photo, because I need your help! Since July of 2009 we have had two naked bulbs on our front porch. And not just simple, naked bulbs. BLUE naked bulbs. 


That's right. Blue. Why? I have no idea. The lady that lived here (Eleanor) was crazy (seriously) and there are all kinds of little unique touches just for her. Which is the way a house should be. But unfortunately naked blue bulbs are no longer working for me, especially since one of them is burned out.

So. Here is where you all come in. I need new light fixtures for the front porch. Mister and I do NOT agree on anything, so it's up to you. 

Here are some other views of the porch. 

From the front (obviously)

From the side (see the naked bulbs?)
Here are the current options:

This is the one Mr. likes (I hate it)

I don't think the stainless will pop against the ceiling.

 I thought oil-rubbed bronze would look best with the door hardware:


too weird?   



It's a covered porch. Mr. is an electrician and said it's not necessary to pick an outdoor light.


I like these for the back of the house, behind the garage.

 What say you? Any other ideas? What is your favorite light? Money is not an issue (within reason). Should you be able to see the lights from the front? Should they be totally flush or hang down a bit? Stainless or ORB with ORB door hardware?

10 comments:

Jess said...

I think the stainless is all wrong for the cutesy/cottagy style of your house. My vote is for the first bronze one you posted. It's simple and not too nautical. I think it's a win.

Kristina P. said...

I agree with Jess. I really like the first one.

Danielle and Clint said...

For some reason, I do like how the lights hang down. I vote for a fixture that hangs! Restoration Hardware is a great place to find someone!

Erin said...

I agree that the bronze will be best. My favorites are the first and third bronze fixtures.

Laura said...

the one in the second last picture is my favourite!
although the oil-rubbed bronze looks really good to.
im glad i only have a small loft apartment to deal with and not a house. so many details!
love the door colour btw, it screams GOOD MORNING!!!
xo Laura

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Okay, can I vote for a different one? I love this one from Restoration Hardware....
http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod100024&categoryId=cat1701024

Otherwise, the third bronze one gets my vote!

Beautygirl said...

I like the first 3 of your choices. I don't think the stainless steel one matches he house. Don't think that you would need to see the lights from the front. Would that be possible? They would have to hang down a lot wouldn't they?
Love the house. Great paint job!
Good luck
Di
Sydney

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

My favorite is the second one. Your house looks so amazing, I can hardly stand it.

the cape on the corner said...

so you are going to be little blue house now? lol. you see how far behind i am in my reader? lordy! i like the 2nd pic (your number 1) and the 4th pic. such a big change!

Michelle said...

Your house is so cute!!!!