Something that’s been hanging over my head (quite literally) the last few weeks while working at the laundry room project turned out so much better than I expected!
I was nervous to ditch the old fluorescent light fixture since the one advantage to having a fluorescent is how much light they give off.
But my worry was unfounded since the fixture the homeowner, Stephanie, and I picked out had 4 bulb sockets, up to 100 watts each! Oh and did I mention it’s a real looker too?!
Hubba hubba! It’s from the Cirus collection from Kichler. (*They graciously donated the fixture for this project. All opinions are 100% my own).
We landed on this fixture for several reasons. With only 8 foot ceilings, we couldn’t get a glamorous chandelier like a fresh laundry room deserves. So we searched the semi-flush mount options that wouldn’t be flush against the ceiling, but also wouldn’t hang down too much either. And then it has that beautiful wood tone that gives it a fun wow factor!
Changing out the light fixtures was relatively uneventful since I turned off the breaker to the fixture first. 🙂 But I was very impressed that this fixture came with a hook designed to hang the fixture close enough to do the wiring without having to hold or prop it up. What a relief since I was installing this bad boy all by myself!
Once the new fixture was installed, I then had plenty of light to repair the 2 holes in the ceiling left behind by the fluorescent. They were smaller than a quarter, but still noticeable!
First step was to fill the hole. I used white painter’s caulk and tried to make it flush with the drywall, not the texture.
Then I shook up some popcorn-texture-in-a-can.
I did a few test sprays outside on some cardboard since I’ve never used this stuff before. Then I covered the floor with a drop cloth and followed the directions on the can, lightly spraying my repair area.
If you know what you’re looking for, you could spot the repair area. But to the untrained eye, you wouldn’t ever know there used to be a hole there! I call that a remodeling win!
I once heard a designer call light fixtures the jewelry of the room. And I think that’s a good way to look at it! This light fixture would be a bold, statement necklace for sure! What do you think? What kind of lighting situation to you have going on in your laundry room? Please share below! Mine’s a fluorescent, unfortunately!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea