Laundry Room Light & Shelves
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Almost 2 years ago I shared this picture on Instagram of some treasures I had found at yard sales. I adored the little crystal chandelier that I got for $2, but it was pretty small and only one light.
But when we replaced the dining room chandelier -- it used to be this one:
Brain wheels started turning, and I tried hanging the outer part of the crystal chandelier to the top of the basic black one. It worked!! I sprayed it gold over the black, hung the body of the crystal one from the top by bending the wires a bit, reattached a thousand and one crystals that fell off in the process, added some crystal beads that I ordered from Etsy, and it was done.
It just brightens and warms the room, I wish I could get a good picture of it but there is no natural light so this is the best I could do. I’m so glad I could make the little crystal chandelier work and give our old dining room light new life.
Now, for the shelves:
I just bought the white melamine shelves at Home depot and put them on boards screwed into a stud or wall anchor.
They bowed down in the middle, so I remembered something my friend Beth had done with corner braces screwed into studs to give the middle the support it needed:
What they look like underneath
I painted the little support boards white, added a strip of moulding with a glue gun (it was super light!)
and there we go. About $40 in building supplies, and we are in business.
More about the laundry room here, but it’s just a more cheerful place to go into these days. But laundry is still my nemesis, it just never ends does it?