Laundry Room Lighting – Before and After

Finally, we installed our new light in our laundry room!

Of course, I haven’t finished all the projects I wanted to do in there yet…baby steps…

Anyway, just to update you on the lighting project…

Here is the lighting BEFORE:

Beadboard Ceiling in Laundry Room

As you can see, we had a very tiny builder-grade light.

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And here is the AFTER:

Beadboard Ceiling with Schoolhouse Light - Calypso in the Country Blog

We replaced the builder grade light with a classic schoolhouse light fixture.

Schoolhouse Light and Beadboard Ceiling

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

Schoolhouse Light


and this one:

Eventually, I decided on 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, especially 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.  See more at Caribbean Inspired Lighting.

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

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  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.

    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

  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).

  3. 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

  4. 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.)

  5. 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.

    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!

  6. 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! 😉

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. 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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