Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Last touch on the Laundry Room!

What helps create mood in a room? Color and lighting are a big factor when considering how a room "feels"!
When we renovated our Laundry Room (which was over 3 years ago.... as I said, it took me forever to write that post) we knew we wanted a feeling of fresh, clean and welcoming. After all, that is the room that has the door that leads to the backyard, the door that we come and go from all year long and most importantly as room where we do our laundry, lol, can't overlook that!
After the renovation, we looked around so happy and proud of the change! One thing stuck out... the terrible builders fixture.
And what made that worse, when we purchased the house, the builders fixture was here and the house was built in the 1970's- OH NO! A designer never keeps builder's fixtures! Not ever! Here I was the shoemaker.... (for all who get that reference, lol)
I wanted to do something creative and different here... I got this great idea from a dear friend; Emad.. thank you! I found a fun trash can one day at Home Goods, on sale with great lines and the perfect size.
I then went with my handy husband to Lowe's to buy a light kit. My handy husband drilled a hole (more like punched a hole) in the bottom of the trash can. This is no easy task; you need to be sure you find the center of the bottom, measure the item that needs to be inserted for the bulb and then proceed with caution... the right tools, protective eyewear & gloves. Next step was measuring how low you want the light to hang (our brothers are VERY tall so we needed to consider this) secure the wire at the right height, then proceed to turn off the power to the room before we (wrong pro-noun... before HE, lol) did the installation.
I could not be happier with the outcome! The design in the wire container gave off such great shadows, and added that perfect touch to my room! Funny thing was as I was tossing the tag to the trash can, the name of the item I noticed was "lantern"- how appropriate!

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