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?

  • 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
      on Oct 13, 2018

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

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  • Sabrina felber
    on Oct 27, 2019

    YOU ARE MY HERO! Needed this in my so dark house making two! Ordering lights now!

  • Anne
    on Oct 27, 2019

    Ohhhhh.....good idea!!! Never would have thought of that! Thanks!!!!

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