Giveaway Reminder

December 17, 2014

A reminder that there are still 3 days to enter the very cool Vintage LED giveaway.

There are 4 White Night pendant kits to give away to 4 winners - I was initially running this giveaway on Instagram as well as here on the blog, but nobody was interested over on Instagram (why?), so I'm just running it here on the blog now.  If you would like the possibility of winning one of these kits and haven't already entered, please do so!

Each pendant kit contains the following:

* White silicon pendant with 2 metre white cord
* White baseplate and screws
G125 space LED Edison screw 3W bulb (which lasts for 30,000 hours!)

This giveaway is open to Australian residents (these kits won't work outside of here) and all you need to do to enter is scroll down to the previous post (or click here) and follow the Rafflecopter instructions.

Vintage LED Giveaway!

December 15, 2014

Vintage LED is a Melbourne-based company which specialises in LED bulbs that replicate the look of vintage style carbon filament light bulbs (aka Edison bulbs), but with the bonuses of being both wallet and environment friendly.  If you've been reading the blog recently you will know that 2 new pendant lights were installed over the kitchen island and the pendants use Edison bulbs, so I have a little experience in shopping for this type of bulb. While LED bulbs may cost more than standard energy saving bulbs initially, the real bonus is that they last significantly longer and are much cheaper to run, using just 5-10% of the power of an incandescent bulb, and 30% of a CFL bulb.

Vintage LED stock not only bulbs but also a range of pendant light kits and accessories for you to create a cool lighting look in your home.  You can read more about Vintage LED and see more of their range of products by visiting their website here.  Vintage LED sent me some globes to test out so I put them to use in the aforementioned kitchen pendants.  Below on the right is Vintage LED's bulb, and on the left, one of the Edison style bulbs we bought with the pendants.  As you can see, the Vintage LED bulb has the same warm white tone and low glare as the non-LED bulb.

You can also change the look of your pendants by switching around the style of bulb you use.  I changed to one of Vintage LED's round bulbs and really liked the way it looked against the square shape of the pendant.

Now to the best bit - the giveaway! Vintage LED are generously giving away 4 of their White Night pendant kits (pictured below) just in time to snag yourself a little Christmas present ;)  The kits come with everything you will need (including the bulb) to create a new lighting look in a room of your home (with the help of an electrician).  I will be giving away 2 of the kits here on the blog and 2 via my Instagram account.  To enter here on the blog, just follow the instructions on Rafflecopter below, otherwise head on over to Instagram and enter there (feel free to enter both ways). 

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 20 December 2014 and all prizes will be sent to the winners from Vintage LED.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Powder Room: Swans!

December 4, 2014

So around the time the bathroom was renovated, I decided to wallpaper the walls of our second toilet which adjoins the laundry (I call it the powder room because it just sounds better, but for it to be so officially I think  it has to have a basin in there?).  Anyway, here it is.  Of course there were issues - I didn't pay attention at one point and messed up cutting the lengths which threw the pattern out of whack necessitating another roll to be ordered, but that's just how these things sometimes go.

It's not everyone's cup of tea but I'm really pleased with how it turned out, despite how awkward a job it was  - wallpapering the smallest room in the house was a challenge, that's for sure.

The wallpaper is By Lindholm from Wallpaper Direct  - quick delivery too!