Hello! Are you still there? How was your Thanksgiving? We had a great time "up north" filled with a significant amount of eating, and absolutely no computer time. I did however work with two different clients, rather last minute, so I'm looking forward to possibly sharing those projects with you. One has such huge potential that I'm very excited. On a more serious note, this week has been filled with loss. Two of my friends lost their mothers, one friend had a miscarriage, and Jay's grandmother is suddenly not doing well at all. They're even using the words "failure to thrive". Publishing posts about design just didn't seem all that important. I write this not for pity, but in hopes that if you're of the praying type, that you would pray for supernatural strength for these women. But it's Wednesday, and time to get back to it!
It all started with a light. For some reason, many of the lights in our new house were florescent. Please, never ever install florescent lighting in your home. It's never a good idea. So when the light bulb went out in our laundry room and it wasn't easily accessible at the hardware store, we decided to just get a new fixture. No sense in ordering a special bulb for a light we don't even like!
I started at Lowe's and Home Depot. I didn't want to spend a ton of money in our laundry room. I was surprised to discover that even the ugly flush mount lights were more money than I wanted to spend. I couldn't find anything at Lowe's. Then, I saw this pretty little piece at Home Depot!
I realize it's not what might come to mind when you think "laundry room", but when I saw it in the store I could walk away. It's just too pretty. ;-)
Let's take a look at how the room looks this morning...
It's not horrible and it's not awesome. It's certainly not the worst room in the house, but now that we had to get a new light, I want to make the rest of the room fit the light.
Here's my plan:
This isn't a major overhaul, just a little update. So I'm leaving the walls as they are, painting the cabinets "gunmetal" by Benjamin Moore, and adding new pulls to the cabinets. I'm excited to see how it feels put together. Laundry is not my favorite task but I'm thinking these changes will motivate me to spend a little more time there! Would you install a "fancy" light in your laundry room? Or do you think I've lost my design mind?