Monday, February 21, 2011

My Laundry Room Light

I am anxious to start the laundry room.  I went to my local  Habitat Restore and found this:

Not the handsome little boy showing off how "strong" he is, of course.  This soon to be beauty:

It doesn't look like much, but it reminds me of this from Pottery Barn:

I have seen this brassy girl's cousins transformed several times recently.  Some of my favorites are:

320 Sycamore:
You have to go  Melissa's blog to see what this light started out as.  She even shows you how she did it.  Can you believe she only paid $5 for this?  This light is just one reason of many that I love Melissa's blog.  It was one of the first  blogs I started following when I started reading blogs a year ago.

beneath my heart:
Not only does Traci have this gorgeous light in her laundry room, but she also has a beadboard ceiling and board and batten wainscoting on her walls, just like I plan to do!  My jaw about hit the floor when I saw it.  I'm embarrassed to say I never knew about Traci's blog until one day when I googled "board and batten laundry room" and then there she was.  She only paid $3 for her light at the Habitat store and gives you a tutorial  here.

A Vintage Vine:
Lisa at A Vintage Vine only paid $4.99 for her light at her local thrift store.  She gave hers a makeover with some ORB spray paint and it looks so nice in her new kitchen.  If you haven't seen Lisa's kitchen makeover yet, you should check it out.  Not only is the kitchen to die for, but Lisa is also a super nice person and one of my favorite blogging friends.

 I can't wait to give mine a makeover!  I paid $20 for my light (why can't my local stores have these awesome prices I always hear about) at Habitat, but that's ok.  Habitat for Humanity does a lot of great things. 

I am still laughing at the funny dream I had the night before I bought my light.  I knew I was going to go to the Habitat Restore in the morning as soon as I dropped my oldest son off at preschool and I was really hoping to have some luck.  So, of course, I had to dream about my shopping trip.  In my dream, I walked into the store and found that they had decided to spray paint all their brass lights in ORB  in an effort to make them more appealing to customers.  I was so MAD!!  In my dream, I yelled at the guy working and said, "What are you doing?!  They're ALL going to find out about this and there won't be any lights left anymore!"  As in, I am going to have competition when I shop there from now on!!  I guess I was a little paranoid about finding something that night, don't you think? 

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!! 


  1. WOW! Thanks for the shout out!!!! I'm honored and I can't wait to see your laundry room makeover....I know I'll get lots of inspiration from yours for mine!

  2. I am thinking this is the same issue I have with not finding the great Target deals that you find! I can't wait to see this space and this is going to look gorgeous!!!

  3. Oh, and I love the little model!