My hallway was very plain and dark. It needed some sprucing up.
My Long Dark Hallway Needed Some Lights.
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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Sandra on Jun 05, 2021
I love this. I have the perfect place for something like this in my kitchen and I’ve been sourcing framed mirrors to copy something Pottery Barn had but I couldn’t find the right sizes and the price was adding up (Dollar Tree no longer carries large framed mirrors). I prefer your idea of frosted glass and led lights. Now to source the window... thanks for sharing a simple project with a big bang.