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April 9, 2012

Laundry Lighting - Before and After

Yes, I got my new light installed in my laundry room!
And no, I did not finish all the projects I wanted to do in there yet...

So, just to update you on the lighting project...
Here is the BEFORE:
Beadboard Ceiling in Laundry Room

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And here is the AFTER
with my new schoolhouse light:.
Beadboard Ceiling with Schoolhouse Light - Calypso in the Country Blog

Schoolhouse Light - Calypso in the Country Blog

Schoolhouse Light and Beadboard Ceiling



As you might recall, I was deciding between
this one:

and this one:

I went with the second one because I liked the shape a little better.
Plus it was a little more expensive and I love to waste money - LOL.

**Please note that the exact one I purchased doesn't appear to be available any longer but this Schoolhouse Light is very similar.

At one point, a Small Bell Jar Light was in the running.

I really loved it and loved the way that style looks against a beadboard ceiling...
Bell Jar Light and Beadboard Ceiling
(This was an inspiration photo I took
at the Regent Palms Resort in the Turks and Caicos.)

In the end, I thought the Schoolhouse light
 would be more practical for my laundry room.

So, as I slowly progress with my
laundry room projects,
this is one more thing I can check off my list!
Laundry Room Lighting

Have you purchased any new lighting lately?
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27 comments

  1. I love the schoolhouse light. You would have had a time with dust showing in the glass fixture. I need to replace several more lights in this house. The old brass has to go.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I didn't even think about the dust collecting in the glass fixture! Another reason I am happy I got the schoolhouse one!
      -Shelley

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  2. Looks nice! We replaced our dining room and entry hall fixtures last fall as well as replacing a couple of porch lights. We've been so happy with the new fixtures. I am about to change some bathroom lights as well, but will be using vintage fixtures (if my electrician will hang them).

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    1. Thank you! It seems like there is always something to replace doesn't it!
      -Shelley

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  3. Sweet! Love the inspiration pix too!!

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  4. I think it looks perfect as well! :) I need to get some new lights around my house, it is so hard to decide sometimes. :)
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
    xoxox

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  5. It's so pretty Shelley!! I have the same bubble light (your "before") in a couple spots in my house and they need to go! Thanks for the inspiration - I love your schoolhouse light!! (And that ceiling....swoooooon.)

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  6. Ooo, I like! I think that is an excellent choice. I love the shape of schoolhouse lights and love that they are closed in so the bugs won't congregate in there.

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    1. Between the bugs and the dust, I am SO glad I chose the light I did! Those are things I didn't even think about before!

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  7. Wowzers! I love your light choice - perfect with your ceiling. I agree with everyone else regarding the open lights. Most of mine are open and they are a nightmare to keep free of dust and bugs. Well done! ;)

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    1. Thanks - I am even happier with my choice now!

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  8. Even though the shape of the two options was only slightly different, I definitely like the second one (the one your picked) better. Plus, I love to waste money too! So glad we have that in common. :)

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  9. I'm always and big fan of the schoolhouse light fixture, and yours is perfect! Right now, I am looking for a little chandelier to hang in my bathroom!

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    1. Thanks Heather. I can't wait to see what chandelier you choose!

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  10. I love school house lights! And of course the most expensive one. If there's ever a choice, pick more expensive! lol It looks fab hanging on that bead board ceiling! I recently hung a new little chandy in my foyer. It's amazing the difference a light fixture can make.

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  11. You and me both! I'm into trying to redo my laundry small room, but don't start. I love your idea of lighting, it's great. Can't wait to see what you do next, so I can inspire myself. Thanks for visiting me sweet lady.
    FABBY

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  12. You chose well! So pretty, love it. Visiting from Cozy Home Scenes party.

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  13. Shelley, thanks for revealing your new light fixture at the party. I like the way it looks and it probably gives off good light in your laundry room. Can't wait to see how you decorate the room.---------- Shannon

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  14. cute cute cute!! and thanks for all of the kid comments over at my place! to answer your bannister quiestion...i took a good long weekend to do it all. the dust wasn't too bad. The painting of the spindles is what took so long. :( BUT, i would do it again 300 times. it made such a HUGE difference!

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  15. I love the look of these light fixtures.

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  16. Very nice and so appropriate for the space. I love a schoolhouse fixture!

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  17. While I love both lighting choices I do think you made the right decision. It's perfect!

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  18. Nice choice, and I love your ceiling! I plan to put this kind of ceiling in our laundry room someday. I'm visiting from Remodelholic.

    Have a great weekend!
    Deborah

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