Laundry Light Makeover

A few months ago I did a project making an ornament chandelier for my laundry room. While great in theory, I wasn’t really in love with the end product. But it was better than a bare bulb, so I kept it. Yet the fact that the one bulb made the room very dim was getting hard to ignore. So while we were on a trip to the Habitat ReStore getting doors to turn into coffee tables, I saw this $15 chandelier and had to snag it.

I really loved the modern look, even if the wood + dark brass was a little off-putting. A few coats of metallic silver spray later and it was a very modern looking light!

It’s such a big difference to have the laundry room that much brighter. I chose 40 watt bulbs since I didn’t want it overwhelming, but I can always upgrade to 60’s if I need a little more light.

It also just looks a lot cleaner and more put together. The ornament light looked messy and handmade, but not in a good way. More like crafts gone wrong.

See what I mean? So much better. And not bad for less than $20! They had a ton of chandeliers to choose from too. I’m toying around with replacing the curtain with a drop cloth and painting the hutch white to make the room even brighter. What do you think? Do you like the black, or should I whitewash it all??

2 thoughts on “Laundry Light Makeover

  1. I do like your black cabinets! They look so sleek with your red washer and dryer. What if you painted the walls white? All your items in there would look awesome against white and it would help brighten everything up. Also, I just hung some drop cloths in my bedroom and while I know its a popular thing to do in blogland, I couldn’t believe how awesome they actually looked. Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  2. total SCORE on the $15 chandelier! I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a kick-ass light for my laundry room and home office. If I had spotted this one, it would’ve been snagged too! You made it over perfectly, and now you have a bright, bold space!

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