No More Boobs

7.14.2012

Bet that title grabbed your attention. No, I didn't have surgery even though sometimes I wish I could have a reduction. You know the older you get the lower they go. Oh, where were we? Sorry, I got off track and probably tmif.  I'm talking about the boob light fixture. The type I chose when we built this house seventeen years ago because I didn't know any better and they were cheap and we were out of money. So after seventeen years the last boob light has been replaced.

Bu-bye light. You won't be missed.

Hello wonderful! Mr. Savvy installed this for me last night. I don't do wiring, but he does.

I love the schoolhouse style lights and it fits well in this room.
I will share more progress in this room soon.

Have a super weekend!

57 comments:

  1. That is a great light Kim! I'm on the hunt for a new light for our half bath.

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  2. Kim,
    I am embarrassed to say we still have many of those lights in our house.I will have a party the day they are all gone.LOVE that light you chose!
    Have a great weekend.
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  3. LOL! So that's what they're called!! :)

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  4. ahhh, so thats the technical name for them is it, ha ha,

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  5. When it comes to boobs, I would kill to have a reduction! Seriously! Oh, but where were we? Yes the proverbial boob light...I systematically eliminated them too, although they left a "ring around the ceiling." Still, that is better than the light itself. Can't believe they still sell these things! Love your replacement though. What room did it end up in?

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  6. Ha, you are too funny Kim! I have "boob" lights too....they are on my list of things to go bye-bye! Your new light is lovely.

    Have a great weekend! xo ~Liz

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  7. Hello gorgeous!! Love your new light fixture!

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  8. You got a boob reduction! :) Love you new light fixture and you are a hoot!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. I hear ya on that, sister! The day they come out with laser reduction, I'll be waiting in line! ;) The schoolhouse light looks fab! My parents still have the cut class light fixture that I refer to as the salad bowl. Even WORSE than the boob light. :)

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  10. I had to laugh when I read the title, love it!!
    Yes I have one boob light inside my closet, never had any in the house, but I have seen plenty in my career. ♥♥♥ the school house lights and they are perfect in your home! Great choice, Kim!
    Kathysue

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  11. lolol...I have some of those too, but they are oil rubbed bronze!!! Can't wait to replace them!!! too funny! LOVE your new ones, I even might say "perky"!

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  12. Yep, so much better. Those builder grade light fixtures are so horrible. It's amazing how long we keep them without noticing what an eye sore they are.

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  13. Fabulous! It's amazing what one simple change can do.

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  14. That's such a cute light fixture. Looking forward to seeing the room it's in!

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  15. That,s so funny! Love the school house light better, I agree.
    Have a goof weekend,

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  16. Well done, and yes you absolutely grabbed my attention!!

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  17. Funny! I think we have that exact "boob" light fixture in our upstairs hall. I'll never look at it in the same way now. May have to replace it. LOL
    Looking forward to seeing the changes........Sarah

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  18. I have boobs. Two of 'em. In my kitchen. They've got to go! Love your little school light.

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  19. SO funny...I'll forever think of those as boob lights now! Your new fixture is great!

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  20. Love your new light! I think we have a couple in our house still?!?! One of these days we will get around to replacing things purely for decorative reasons. I can't wait for those days!!! LOL
    ~Des

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  21. Nice...I like the new one better.

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  22. As with French architecture and English furniture -- it's good to know the proper technical name of a light, too!

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  23. lol. we had those in our old house at first . I thought i was the only one who called them Boob lights!lol

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  24. Thats a nice vintage style~I like it! Hate the boobs too.

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  25. I still have a couple boob lights I want to get rid of. I love your schoolhouse light! We installed one in our laundry room this year and I am so happy with it!
    -Shelley

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  26. Great look, Kim. Your "boob job" is a success.

    I still have a few lights I want to replace. And, I even have a few I want to replace that I have already replaced once. What can I say for myself?

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  27. Perfect replacement (reduction).

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  28. Much nicer, Kim. If you have to stretch your last dollars on anything these light fixtures are it; they can always be changed out. I'm looking forward to seeing its full look in the room. I don't do electrical either. I have no idea how and I figure I have to leave something for the hubby to do! : )

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  29. Love this new light ... you made a great choice :)
    Francine

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  30. This is fantastic! I have 2 of these in a smaller version for my upstairs hallway that have not been installed yet. I need to have an electrician come and just haven't done it. Need to take care of it now that I've seen how good yours looks. Have a good weekend!

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  31. Hi, Kim, I love the new light fixture and I'm looking forward to seeing the room. I know it will be lovely. You have such good taste! Anne Boykin

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  32. Love the new light! You crack me up!
    xo-Lisa

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  33. oh, I'm so glad there was a photo thumbnail for this post!!! I have a few of these left too. I think about 10 years ago this is all that was available, we don't have to blame ourselves for bad taste, te he!! Love your new fixture!

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  34. Oh, I know. I hate those! And they're everywhere. Excellent choice, Kim.

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  35. I had to laugh -- we found one illuminating our pantry in this house we bought 5 years ago! We also call it the boot light -- and get this -- it is on the wall, not the ceiling, so it really does look like a boob!

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  36. If only it was as easy to get rid of the extra boob material as it is to change a light! Nice choice you made this time around! ~ Maureen

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  37. LOL! I have never heard them called boob lights, but now that you mention it they do look like boobs! Love your new one! blessings ~ tanna

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  38. Too funny, Kim! I have several "boobs" in my house too and was just thinking this morning that a post about de-boobifying my house was needed!

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  39. I never thought to call them boob lights:):) Too funny! And I would LOVE to have a reduction too....of MY boobs, the real ones;):) They started GROWING when I was in my 50's. It is crazy and they are uncomfortable. But that is probably TMI too, sorry:):) Can't wait to see which room this is, love the new fixture. XO, Pinky

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  40. This really made me laugh! We remodeled a house a few years ago and I chose this same lighting fixture and when the contractor saw it, he looked like he was struggling not to laugh. Well, it knew immediately what he was dying to laugh at and I could never get that image out of my head. But I lived with the lighting fixture until we eventually moved. But I never heard anyone else mention it until now. Very funny!

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  41. Love the new light. We have a 'boob' light in one of the bedrooms and I would love to change it out but I'm thinking I need to add a ceiling fan due to the heat that can collect upstairs.

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  42. I really needed that laugh this morning!

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  43. Bye Bye Booby! Love your new choice. I think we have at least one boob light left upstairs, too.

    Hope you are having a great Saturday- xo Diana

    ps. SweetCheeks always gets a giggle when she calls someone a "booby head".

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  44. Oh I love the schoolhouse lights too. Great choice. Can't wait to see what all you're doing. Hugs, Marty

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  45. Love your choice of school house light.Bu-bye boobs!

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  46. Your post title cracked me up!!!! I really like the new light :-) Can't wait to see what else you are doing.

    Lisa

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  47. Hi Kim! I love the way you presented the story of your "boob light" It was so creative hahaha The title captured my attention. And indeed the replacement is better. It's so dainty.

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  48. Our house was built with the "boob" lights too. We replaced ours, but even though we went with iron and frosted shades and not up next to the ceiling...they still sort of look like "boobs"!

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  49. We have "boob lights"! Now I know what to replace them with! Thanks Kim!

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  50. I cracked up when I read this. I have a couple boob lights, too, that I want to replace. I just saw an episode of Sara's House with Sara Richardson and her assistant Tommy was talking about the hideous boob lights!!! Too funny.

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  51. Kim,
    I have that exact boob light, well really I have two left to replace in our home. We built our home 11 years ago and those were what I picked due to time/money constraints. Just wanted lights up and to be done. Slowly I've been replacing them all as I re-do rooms.

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  52. Did I miss where you got the replacement light fixture? I love it!

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