Bookcase Makeover Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our bookcase makeover! After installing the lovely paper, it was time illuminate the bookshelves. But how? Most lighting options cost a pretty penny. I was so happy to run across these on Amazon.
The fixtures get a slightly bad rap online but I love mine and I couldn’t beat the price. Bookshelf lighting usually runs between $100 to $600. I did have my electrician friend come over and turn these into plug-in lights.
Next I grabbed a scrap 1×4 and stained it to match the bookshelves and we then installed the lights on top of the scrap wood, and attached the scrap wood (using a nail gun) to the bookshelves so that the lights hung over.
And voila! Let there be light! I am still working on the adjustment of the lights, merchandising the accessories and books, but I am so very happy with the outcome and couldn’t wait to share with you.
Till Later,

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