Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Who's Bright Idea Was That? Don't worry about Resale.

I've been wanting some buffet lamps for my Foyer table. I wanted to put the vases that were there in the bathroom on my whirlpool. (Note to self...next house will not have a whirlpool as I never use it. I only dust it! I will not care about resale in the next house...maybe. ) 

(Another note to self...get David to take down the pink and green stained glass)

Ok, so I find these gorgeous and totally perfect lamps on Ebay and I don't have to bid on them. I can just buy them. I like that feature much better as I like to be the winner and when you can just "buy it now" there's no chance of being the loser and missing out on the things you really wanted to be the winner on in the first place. Does that make sense?

So anyway, I get my beautiful lamps, (hello gorgeous silk shades) unwrap them from the boxes, smile wide and then... I see the cords. Dag nab it! Who's bright idea was it to put ugly yellow gold cords on lamps??? What happened to the clear cords or the white cords? Is it a new electrical code I don't know about? Yellow gold cords?? Come on how icky is that! So now I have to make cord covers (because they are so expensive to buy) or wrap them with ribbon or heck...spray paint them! Anything to get rid of that hideous color.
The lamps really do look great with my antique mirror and Mr. Welcome Bunny. I am pleased with the elegant look they add to my Foyer.

So... are you a tub person or a shower person?  Not that I will worry about resale in the next house...maybe. :)

21 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
Our house has a tub, too. Wasted space in the master bath, if you ask me. I'd much rather have a larger shower space and keep the tub for the guest bath. I love the new lamps, but agree that the cords need to go!
xoxo
Donna

Barb said...

Love the lamps...

I am a tub person...I loved my spa tub in our other home..it was great...so great myhusband put a TV in there for me. When I would say to the boys, I am going to take a bath, they would say...good night right then...knowing I would be in there a while.

Simone de Klerk said...

I am definitely a shower person. We used to have a tub, but once the children were big, we decided to build a nice shower in our bathroom. I still enjoy it every single day, after 5 years!
Great lamps you were able to 'win'.

Megan Chamberlain said...

In our last house we re-did the entire bathroom and it being a Victorian house we found an old ball and claw bath which got fixed up, it took six strong men to put it into place and then it sat there looking pretty and having to be dusted. I am a shower person now, so much easier. That bath never got used but for resale of the house it added a lot of character.
I think most people use the shower but having a bath is nice, my cats get bathed in ours now.
Hugs to the bunnies.

The Rustic Victorian said...

We are shower people, no time daily for baths, but once in a while it is a good thing. YOur photos are beautiful. You could run the gold wireing down the legs of the table so they didn't show, and put something below in front of the outlet. Wires can be a challange.

Lori said...

Definitely a shower person. I don't even remember the last time I sat in a tub. When we built ten years ago we put a double shower in the Master and no tub. Love it! WE have a tub/shower in teh guest bath and that's good enough. I would spray paint those cords in a heartbeat. Quick & done, that's my motto.

Laura said...

I am with the Rustic Vic- Spray paint those cords (cover the prongs while spraying) with that new plastics spray paint and then tape from the back of the table. I work in TV and we always stick something in front of the cords.

The French Bear said...

Good tips, I think that the worst is the phone cord and the plug for the microwave! I do love the big tubs and especially the jet ones... but I am weird, I like to shower first....
I love the new lamps! I only buy from ebay if it says buy now, I hate to bid on things....I never win!
Hugs,
Mags

Lisa said...

My apartment has a super high-sided tub. It's a new building (under three years), and supposedly the high-sided tub is trendy. Only problem is, being very petite (5'0), The sides come up above my knee! Also, I'm a klutz, and so when I step over the side and into the shower after running the water first, if my foot slips, (it often does), I frequently wind up with a huge bruise on my inner thy! Oh and I've never taken a bath in that apartment. Yeah, shower would be better.

Also, I think we all know what's going to happen to those yellow cords. David's going to have to paint them white. The END!

Zuzu said...

Oooo, love the new lamps! Perfect! :) ~ Zuzu

Jade said...

I am a shower person only because the tub we have is too darn small for a proper soak. I would love to have one of those big ol' claw-foot tubs where I can sink in up to my neck, but there's no room in my itty-bitty bathroom for one and between my one slightly arthritic knee and hubby's two completely shot knees, climbing in and out of a tub is aggravating. Instead, we're planning on eventually removing the tub we do have and simply having a walk-in shower.

I do envy you your whirlpool tub, though; those things are just lovely to sit in.

Hef's Mom said...

We just have a regular tub, and I love soaking in with a good book, piece of chocolate and a glass of wine. Usually Shadow will walk into the room and just look at me, then I know Mama's been soaking too long! I'd love a whirlpool tub but it wouldn't make or break my house purchase, stuff like that can always be added.

Julia Harrison said...

Did you say spray paint? I'm the spray painting queen. I looovvve spray paint. It can take a drappy looking something and turn it into a fresh new piece. Joke around my house...don't stand still long or you might get painted!

Oh...it's showers for my house.

Gari said...

My bathroom has a wonderful whirlpool tub.......that I use for storage. I love my shower!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Now me I love my showers---always have too!!!
I know what you mean about the cords to things--I also "shake" my head at whomever manufacturers some of our electrical items---maybe they need to go to Interior Decorating school????
OH--I do love those lamps by the way!!!
Hugs, Di

Susan said...

Love love the lamps. Susan

Katie :o) said...

Beautiful! I love the way you decorate. Even though it is *totally not me* :o) I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, what?-it-doesn't-match??? type person... Ummmm... yeah... those cords have got to change.

MyJourneyBack said...

I love a whirlpool I so miss it. But heres a couple of ideas run the cords over and directly down that strip of wood they won't be so noticible. That's the cheap fix. Here's another idea get and electrician to move that outlet up onto that wainscoting or just below it then the table will cover it. I have seen that done they don't have to fish the wall you can just run the wires up then cover with something I don't know what but it would be right next to that piece of wood that is coming down so it wouldn't show at all. Anyway hope this makes since. I love the lamps btw.
Have a great day,
Sherry

Diana said...

Protesting shower person. Oh what I would give for one of those old fashioned claw foot tubs. I agree,
paint the cords then tape them to the back of the table. Love your pics.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shower person by default - de fault of an aging body that can't get up out of this tiny bathtub we have in this old house! :) We used to live in a very old house (on the historical register) that had a wonderful old iron tub that kept water hot forever. That was heaven. Paint the cords! blessings, marlene

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Your so funny...ha ha...atleast those ugly yellow cords could be an excuse to buy some new rabbity lovliness to hide them:D, ha ha.

We can't wait to put in a whirlpool...we think it might be good for when a migraine hits since I tend to like heat more than cold for treatment.

That mirror is gorgous.

You've such great taste. XO Mandy.