My Long Dark Hallway Needed Some Lights.

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$50
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My hallway was very plain and dark. It needed some sprucing up.

On the other side of this blank wall is my closet.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • Dee
    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?

    • Veronica
      on Feb 22, 2020

      I think you can buy these strip LED lights that have a dimmer built in. Check Amazon.

  • Lori
    on Sep 29, 2018

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

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  • Carol Sommerville
    on Jun 4, 2020

    What a fabulous idea. This is so great! It looks like a real window. You did an awesome job!

  • Judy
    on Jun 12, 2020

    This is a wonderful idea. Im doing this in my basement, cause we have no windows. Maybe 3 to a wall. Holy cow!!! what a great idea. If there is ever a contest for good ideas, you will win. You are the best, girl. Keep it up!!!

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