We recently put a few finishing touches on our laundry room. One of which was upgrading the existing light fixture with a gilded birdcage.
So let’s start from the beginning. Our laundry room was sporting a very dirty builders grade light fixture. I think this is the cheapest model one can buy at around $5.
I’ve had this metal birdcage since probably 2010. It last hung in a bathroom two houses ago.
Our utility room/pantry sits right next to the kitchen. My color palette inspiration for the room was inspired by , the famed Parisian Tea House. Pale green and gold.
Indeed I color matched the walls to a tea box I had purchased on my visit last May.
A very soft gold spray paint, Gold Metal, is made by Design Master. You can find it at Michael’s. (Use a coupon!)
The hard wire kit was purchased on sale at Cost Plus.
The circular electrical cover and length of chain were purchased in the lighting and hardware departments in Lowe’s. Two metal keychains attached at either end of the chain. One was attached to the electrical cover and the other held the birdcage. All were silver in color and received a few coats of spray paint. Make sure you place a wadded up paper towel and some painters tape inside the electrical portion of the hard wire kit before painting to protect it. I also taped off a portion of the electrical cord.
Mr. Decor did the hard wiring. It took all of five minutes. We have posted a tutorial before HERE.
The total cost for the light fixture was $13.43. The gilded cage adds such charm to the room and compliments the gold cabinet hardware and curtain rod. Both of which also started out silver and received a few coats of spray paint.
Tomorrow I will be sharing our ironing storage solution.
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