Good morning! Do you like the title? Nice and classy, I know. What can I say? That’s how I roll. I even found this definition at the Urban Dictionary.
A dome light mounted on a ceiling that resembles a female breast with a decorative erect nipple. They are often found in pairs in 1980 style homes.
Does every home built after 1979 have the dreaded boob lights? Our home was built in 2000 and we have a multitude of them in our house and it’s my personal mission to rid our house of them. I think they might multiply and I may have the mother of all boob lights living in my dining room. While I was finishing up the entryway last week, I was scouring Craiglist, Goodwill and Home Depot’s 70% off lighting sale trying to find replacement light fixtures for uber cheap. I was hoping to find something like the two pictured below but hubby thought they might hang too low in our entryway and I didn’t find any lights anyways.
While blog surfing the other day, I came across this great blog, HOUSEography and this post reagarding a boob fan light combo. Thanks for the awesome idea Melissa! I didn’t even finish reading the post, I raced downstairs and grabbed two of lampshades that I found on clearance at Target a month or two ago, for the grand price of $4.98 a piece. They are the large size shade and worked perfectly in the entryway!
I went from this
I simply unscrewed that little “nipple” and put the shade on upside down with the ring fitting over the nipple area and then screwed the nipple back on and voila! Please don’t re-read that sentence too many times, it sounds dirtier every time I read it. But I just don’t know how else to explain the process to you. So my apologies.
The shades even soften the light a bit making it feel more warm and welcoming instead of the bright interrogation style boob lights. My hubby just informed me that the lights now have bras on. Oh man!
Now I just need to get rid of the Mother of all boob lights in my dining room and replace it with something less ginormous! Also I think that it looks like it could double as a small boat for cats or the Wonder Pets. I’m not even sure I could sell this thing on Craigslist, who buys boob lights? Wait, maybe don’t answer that question, I don’t want to know!
Do you have the dreaded boob lights in your home? Have you replaced them? Do tell!
***I ended up using the first set of lamp shades for my $15 thrift store lamps but I replaced the entryway ones with another pair of clearance lamp shades from Target that were only $3.24 each. You can see it in the picture below.
Don’t forget tomorrow is another round of Roomspiration with Shannon at Family Brings Joy and she’s hosting craft rooms! This is one that I am super excited about because I always think craft rooms look like so much fun to go play in, kind of like an adult version of a playroom. Get your minds out of the gutter, you know what I mean! Anyways, make sure to head over and check it out!
Shannon is a great blogger friend with wonderful ideas, thoughts and an awesome craft room!
I’m linking up here: