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Part One – Who likes blueberries enough to smoosh them on the wall?
Seriously. Because I might. I love me some blueberries. Especially fresh ones. In my bowl of cereal or with a big serving of fro-yo.
Okay…let’s just recap before we get weird. I had a laundry room. We got a wild hair to fix it up…then shoved it on the back burner once we sufficiently destroyed it. It was a hot mess. And it’ll take up forever and a day to get it back to normal, I’m sure. Nothing here ever happens fast.
The great news is…it’s mostly painted. I thought about how much I loved the color on the inside of this cabinet makeover….I loved it so much that I grabbed the can of semi-gloss and just went to town with a brush. (the color name is Kerry Blue by Martha Stewart if you want to know).
I love it. It’s really preppy and very me. The contrasting white is amazing with it. Note that we hung the cabinet doors. Knocks my socks right off and into the washer, I tell ya!
Ignore the fact that I didn’t paint under the cabinets. I was running low on the quart of paint that I had so I am gonna wait to see what we end up doing under there before actually spending any money. or time. or energy.
Also…see the tops and finish on those cabinets?! Aren’t they great?! I’m such a fan of white cabinetry and once again…not disappointed with going with the sprayer on the doors. Love it.
I have not done anything with the floor. It’s still the subfloor down there. Not a tile in sight or nuffin. I gotta get on that.
Part 2 – Is it cheating on your husband if you are in love with a cabinet knob?
Seriously. Because me and those knobs are having a real relationship. It’s intimate and revealing and exciting.
We met at the discount bin at Anthropologie.
Confession…I’m not the biggest Anthro fan. Fellow bloggers, please don’t throw rotten fruit. I want to be. I wish I was. I dream of being that artsy and creative and free spirited. I wish I looked like the kinda girl that could pull off a poncho…or a fedora with my grandpa’s sweater and people called me tres chic. I sometimes think…I could totally have hand-painted breakable measuring spoons! I could do that! Maybe. sortof. no. noicouldnot. Those suckers wouldn’t last two minutes in my house. I’d have to hang them up…never use them or protect them with my life.
So finding four knobs at Anthropologie on clearance that I love?! That’s a full-moon kinda event people. It’s like meeting a vampire and a werewolf that you love and are attracted to. It just doesn’t happen people. Not to normal girls.
And I do. I love these. A little too much. And yes, it was just a happy accident that the colors in the knobs went so well with my blueberry walls. What? You think I plan these things?!
Part 3 – Who left the lights on?!
Sooo growing up, we had a motion activated light in our laundry room. I know it sounds weird but my dad is really into gadgetry and electronics. Painting or building anything that isn’t a computer? Not his thing. But a sensor that turns lights on and off? Just enough geekiness to tickle his interest. Yes. My mother probably rolled her eyes that he cared. May I remind you that this is a family that takes redneck family photos, can not play cards without our rapper names, and plays foursquare with our feet. We aren’t exactly normal.
So I never knew what it meant to actually turn on a light in a laundry room. (They still have their switch to this day and I do believe my dad still loves it because of the sheer fact that it feels like he is living in a computerized house and that it saves him money). Hence…I am now determined to have a sensored light go on and off when I go to pick up my darks.
I am really nerdy and lazy like that.
That’s probably why I was all like ‘play-it-cool’ Jeremy when Lutron contacted us to do a product review. He looked at me like I was crazy but I knew that my dreams were all coming true and those slow motion very exaggerated hip thrusts were well deserved.
So I got to installing it. I had a helper. And I am so excited to continue to the bloodline of occupancy sensored switches.
I filmed it for you…because I knew that you wanted to hear me talk…muffled…with my back to the camera. Sorry about that. Let’s pretend I did it so that you could not get fired at work…
The fine folks at Lutron also gave Bower Power readers a discount code if you are interested in switching out your light switches. Trust me…you will feel like a Jetson. And a Kardashian. All in one. Here is the info:
- Offer : 25% off Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensor dimmers and switches on LutronStore.com PLUS one free Claro single-gang wallplate ($4.90 suggested list price) with each qualifying item.
- Promo Code : wholeftthelightson
- Expires : Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
- Affected Maestro Occupancy/Vacancy Model Numbers
- Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensing dimmer
- Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensing switch