The other day, I got super geeky excited.
Because I saw this.
How freakin' spiffy is that?
I thought that putting mason jars in the bathroom would be a super easy and sentimental way to update the light fixture.
It is a simple, 4 down fixture, but for some reason it really, REALLY isn't working for me. I thought by using the mason jars it would add just that hint of rustic that we love.
Also, we happen to have an abyss of mason jars hanging out from a DIY project we did for our wedding.
Here's K, my niece, on our wedding day.
Then I got sad.
Because not only is this a total lie, because out of the three light fixtures we have in our house (as well as 10 I tried at Habitat trying to make it work) the Mason jars are about .25 an inch too wide to fit into the socket.
Oh, and also, a standard light bulb is too fat to fit in the said jars. Notice how in the picture, there is no light bulb in the socket.
I'm honestly really bummed, I thought maybe by using a candelabra bulbs that we could get it to work, but the jars are just too big to attach anyway.
If anyone can figure out a way to make this work, I will give them 10 brownie points.
Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
UPDATE: I've been told by one of my readers that Creek Line House did it to their front porch (link here) This makes me jealous and cranky and wondering why bathroom light fixtures are mean to me.
In other news...I did something I never do- I actually bought paint samples for the living room. The one time I do it and I was actually right with my gut instinct. I am having a hard time with the fireplace though because the retro tile is just so hard to coordinate with. I think we may have to do two paint colors. One on the walls opposite the fireplace, and one up against it. Me likey the bottom one (which is the Mermaid Song I've been drooling over for months.) I threw the seal up there too thinking it might be good around the fireplace...but I'm worried it may be too dark. The joy of this house though is the freakishly tall ceilings that make any paint color look brighter than they are.
I also really like the ice blue, but it won't work in here- maybe another room in the house.
Do you guys buy paint samples? Do you dive in? CAN YOU MAKE THE MASON JARS WORK?! (my life is full of uncertainty...)