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The Great Lighting Shuffle of 2013, Part IV: Laundry Room

March 19, 2013

The Great Lighting Shuffle of 2013 just drags on and on, doesn’t it? In this edition, we’re talking about how we changed things up in one of my favorite rooms in the entire house: the laundry room!

I know it’s not a glamorous or spacious room, but it’s the one room in the house where I only have to please myself. Plus it has my pretty new washer and dryer (more on them later), and it’s a major upgrade from the laundry situation in our last house.

The room originally had a boring boob light that was past its prime, so it had to go. Plus, I’m just not a fan of the boob light.

I knew I wanted something a bit more industrial for this room, since its primary function is of an industrial nature. And, I was also on a tight timeline with the baby shower I hosted for my sister-in-law quickly approaching. Enter Wayfair, which offers prices that are hard to beat and a fast shipping turnaround.

Back+To+Basics+One+Light++Pendant+with+Metal+ShadeOnce I saw the Back to Basics pendant by TransGlobe Lighting, it was love at first light. When it arrived and I saw it in the box, I knew it was perfect. However, there was one unexpected and disappointing consequence from choosing this light.

The fixture only put light off below the fixture. The ceiling was completely dark.

I briefly considered returning the pendant, but I just loved it too much. For now a lamp on top of the washing machine will work just fine.


I’m not sure how the lighting in this room will eventually evolve. However, knowing I only have $30 in this pendant lets me feel like I have options if I want to change it up down the line. For now, though, I’m loving this lighting solution. So, who knows where I’ll end up. The laundry room still has a long way to go before it’s complete.

We’re inching closer to the completion of the Great Lighting Shuffle of 2013. To catch up on Parts I, II and III, click here.

(I’m linking up to Tweak it Tuesday and to Beyond The Picket Fence. Join me!)

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