My Long Dark Hallway Needed Some Lights.

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My hallway was very plain and dark. It needed some sprucing up.
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On the other side of this blank wall is my closet.
my long dark hallway needed some lights, diy, foyer, home maintenance repairs, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I did not get a before photo, but this is a window from an old storm door that I had laying around. I sprayed the back side of the windows with Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass so you could not see through them.
my long dark hallway needed some lights, diy, foyer, home maintenance repairs, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I added LED strip lighting on the back side of the wood framing. The lights come in different colors, but I chose white, and they have a sticky backing that adheres to the frame.
my long dark hallway needed some lights, diy, foyer, home maintenance repairs, lighting, repurposing upcycling
This is a closeup of the lights. There's an adapter that plugs into the end and this plugs into my timer. It's set to come on during the daytime only.
my long dark hallway needed some lights, diy, foyer, home maintenance repairs, lighting, repurposing upcycling
These are just L brackets that the window hangs on. It is out of the way so no one gets close enough to bump into it and possibly fall on them.
my long dark hallway needed some lights, diy, foyer, home maintenance repairs, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I added a lacy valance on the top and on the wall it went. Everyone that sees it thinks it's a real window. It brightens up the hall and makes me smile every time I walk by.

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  • Den1456729
    on Sep 29, 2018

    Are these lights powered by electricity? I really can use this in a couple places! Great idea and thanks for sharing !!!!😍👍

  • Leah Robison
    on Sep 29, 2018

    Holy cow! I love it! I just need to track down a window. I'm doing this one. Is it too bright to leave on at night?

  • Lori
    on Sep 29, 2018

    I love the idea. We have the same type hallway. Does it use electricity or is it battery operated? 👍❤️

    • Jpy26746379
      5 hours ago

      For limited access to electricity you can get battery operated led lights.

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  • I love this idea for my finished basement. Thank you

  • Yani
    8 days ago

    Yes, It's definitely doable but in our case not practical it's a cabinets that get used quite a bit and with two boys...nope ☺


    I am looking into doing this in my office tho. Really like this idea.


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