Friday, October 15, 2010

porch update

Here is our home with our current color scheme.  See below for links to the new colors going on as I speak!


John is on the front porch painting away.  He mentioned last night that he thinks we should update the light fixture.  So, my dear friends, any thoughts on what style of light fixture would go best on my porch?  I love barn style pendants, but I don't know if that would be best.








I really like these.  I think the pop of red would be fun with the taupe walls, teal doors and butternut window trim.  I really love the last one.  Pretty dreamy.  However, I'm not loving the price tag on these.  They are all $100-$200+.

Anyone have a great source for less expensive, yet similar pendants?  We generally have very good luck at Lowe's when looking for lights.  I think the current one we put on the porch cost about $20 on super clearance.  But I never see anything quite like these.

What are your thoughts?  Do you think the barn style even works on my house?  Or would you go for more of a craftsman look?

6 comments:

Amy said...

I think I vote for the red. I like it.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I think barn style red would look fabulous with your home and on your porch!
Loving your blog look...
Nicola

Corin said...

You have such a beautiful home! I'm in favor of the craftman style lighting to go along with the architecture of the house.

Kirby said...

I love those!!

For something lower in price, what about one of these? Then you could always spraypaint it the red you want it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PORCELAIN-ENAMEL-GAS-STATION-BARN-LIGHT-LAMP-/170552202687?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b5b415bf#ht_500wt_1156

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/Red-Porcelain-Industrial-Light-Gas-Station-Barn-/220682350787?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3361b170c3#ht_500wt_1156

Either way, can't wait to see the big reveal!

Mommy, M.D. said...

i like the red too.

Amanda said...

Oh, I can't wait to see it all finished, Mandi! I like all three pendants, and of course the most expensive one best. :)