Monday, August 17, 2009

Let there be light

I have been researching lighting for my scrap room. It's like a cave in there after dark. I only have one tiny desk light now. I had card in hand ready to purchase an Ott light from Joann's, when I realized that I couldn't use the 40% off coupon because they were already on sale 50% off. I felt like even at half off those prices were really high. So I went to price compare at Amazon. Then I read the really negative reviews from Amazon, which surprised me since Joann's reviews were all positive. I figure the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I put my research on hold for the evening.
I was cleaning up the living room yesterday when it dawned on me that I have a torchiere that we don't use much. I took it upstairs and it matches the space perfectly. The bulbs (light) is not that great though. So what I may do is get Bluemax bulbs (either from Amazon or full spectrum) for about $10 each. I figured at that price I can finally afford to experiment with them a little. If you have either or any of these products, I'd love to hear your opinion. I haven't done anything yet that I can't undo.
If you haven't seen the latest Cocoa daisy kit, which is full of American crafts Blue skies, you might want to give it a look. Or two. :)
I have some photos from Friday at Chipotle with Vee and her kids I'll post next time. Happy Monday! Until tomorrow.


kristina proffitt said...

That kit looks fabulous! Love it! I am excited today because my HUGE order from Jill loaded with new AC is coming today! :-D Have a Happy Monday!

Zorina said...

Glad to know you found some light for your scrap room. I adore Joann's and so as for shopping myself.

I was a member of Cocoa Daisy kit club. They're fun!

Mary Jo said...

I've been debating on those Ott lights for a few years now but something kept holding me back. Now I don't really need it, so it would have been a waste anyway.

Hope your light plan works out! :0)

Michele H. said...

lovin' that kit! it's gorgeous! i too have a cave for a scrap area and am looking for really good lighting :)

Stacey Michaud said...

I need a good solution too! I love the daylight my scraproom gets, but not so much at night! Hope all is well!

Linda Beeson said...

Lighting can be a frustrating issue but maybe you have come up with somewhat of a solution. I have a fan with lights on it in the middle of my room and the lights from that really help. They had glass globes on them and we took those off.