søndag, desember 09, 2012

It worked!


Do you happen to remember how, back in November, I bought a set of led lights that did not live up to my expectations, as they turned out to have a very harsh and "cold" light? I had very nearly given them up, but you, dear readers, came up with such wonderful suggestions, that I realised all hope was not lost.


One of the many good suggestions was to paint the lights with nail varnish, and as that was what I had to hand, I decided to give it a go. Now I am not big on nail varnish, as I find it too fiddly to keep my nails looking well kept, so my pink Dior varnish had been hiding in the drawer for more years than I can remember.


So I worried a bit whether Christian (Dior) was up to the job. But after two coats of the blushing pink stuff and... voilà, the lights were transformed! A few touch ups in situ and the result is even better than I dared hope for. Never mind that a few of the "jingle bells" got a bit of the blushing treatment in the process...


So, between you, Christian and me, the unpleasantly harsh lights have been transformed in to pretty, "warm" fairy lights, the kind I dreamed of all along. Thank you for the splendid advise. Isn´t Blogland just a wonderful place full of most generous people?

26 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

I am just a bit concerned about nail varnish being highly inflammable - have you checked this is safe? Safety is more important than pretty. I would hate anything to go wrong. I alway switch off fairy lights when I go out for safety reasons anyway.

Mia sa...

Hi Anonym!

Thank you for your comment, and for your concern. I have been led to believe that led lights do not generate much heat. I have also "tested" this with my lights, and they are barely warm. But of course for safety reasons it is always a good idea to pull the plug before going out.

Irene sa...

Hello Mia

Your lights look gorgeous, so soft and warm., enjoy them.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
luv
irene
xxxx

Debbie sa...

I am so glad it worked for you and they do look lovely. Have a wonderful day!

Puschkalina sa...

Hello Mia, I am smiling now;-)) What a good idea. I have the same "problem". Have a nice evening, best wishes Puschi♥

Butterfly sa...

Hei Mia!
Lysene dine ble veldig fine. Stemningsfullt! Ja, ledlys blir vel ikke så varme... Mine er i allefall lite varme;0)
Hyggelig at leserne dine følger med!
Ha en fortsatt fin adventssøndag !

Klem fra Yvonne

HegeT sa...

For wen smart ide med neglelakk..
Den ideen skal jeg gi videre til svigers, for de sliter også med ukoselige blå-skjær på lysene sine...
må nok be svigermor rote litt i kommodeskuffen etter nøytral neglelakk.

koselig adventsklem fra
HegeT

Helen sa...

Herlig !

Jammen meg godt den negllakken kom til nytte, til slutt - hehehe :)

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! Your lighting in the kitchen looks now very dreamy! I wish you a beautiful sunday evening! With love, Geli

Madelief sa...

What a lovely solution this is!

Happy new week!

Madelief

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

I'm so glad your little lights are now as you want them, they look very festive! :)

Anonym sa...

What a clever idea! I would love to see a before and after photo to compare the difference. XxBrenda

Cynthia sa...

Not to worry-nail polish is no longer flammable once dry,because the flammable solvent it contains evaporates. The lights are lovely, as is your entire home.

Bonnie K sa...

I think the lights are wonderful. Much warmer. I don't think LED lights generate much heat, as my mom was just saying they don't melt the snow. I'm glad you found a solution. They are so pretty.

Frances sa...

Mia, your warm fairy lights looks so lovely. I am also very glad that the safety question is happily resolved.

I well remember your earlier LED post, and have seen that most of the brilliant lights decorating the elegant shops along Fifth Ave. here in NYC seem to feature that cool look. Perhaps more nail polish needs to be distributed!

xo

LaurenceM37 sa...

Hello Mia ! I'm so glag to read your blog again ! Your idea is great...I don't like iced led lights ! I wish you a very good monday ! Laurence

BROCANTE sa...

Så fint - og jeg kan ikke se nok på alle de fine blå detaljene dine!

BROCANTE sa...

Lurte på en ting jeg... Har det vært eller blir det julemarked på Basnes Gård i år?

Romantikk-takk. sa...

Utrolig flotte hjem du har Mia og så kreativ og flink du er. :)
Ha en flott uke.
Klem Mette.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 sa...

Thank you so much for sharing your experiment with us! I don't like the harsh LED lights either, so now I know how to tone them down. Bravo!

Sonia Petitpoint sa...

It's really pretty and warm !

Landcharm sa...

Så stemningsfullt det ble. Gleder meg til å treffe deg i morgen!

Dawn sa...

Love your lights :0) blog land is the best Dxx

Mia sa...

Hei Brocante!

Nei, det ble dessverre ikke noen julemarked på Basnes i år. Det er blitt satset mer på markedet i Aur Prestegård på Aurskog istedet. Jeg fikk tilbud om å være der, men fikk ikke det til i år. Kanskje neste år...?

Katy Noelle sa...

Yay! The lights are BEAUTIFUL! =]

(and so are your pretty pots of bulbs, etc.!)

Anonym sa...

Dear Mia,

Following your blog is like visiting a fairy tale. Everything is so beautiful! I cannot believe how cold it is for you, because in Alabama, USA 0 degree Celcius is considered cold.

Tammy Barnett
Winfield, AL USA