laundry room DIY lamp from Young House Love

Photo: Sherry and John Petersik/Young House Love

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The Laundry-Room Lamp With Real Character
Washer, dryer, yawn. When it comes to laundry rooms, we tend to focus on function above all else; with rooms that small, we usually don't have much of a choice. Unless we look up. A statement-making light fixture is an easy way to inject your personality into even the most cramped spaces, like the Petersiks did with their modern-meets-playful lamp. They surrounded a $4 light fixture with a cylinder of fencing wire, then clipped 320 clothespins to the outside. "We kept the clothespins bare, but some readers have painted or stained them, or put colored tape on them to make it their own," Sherry says.