My Long Dark Hallway Needed Some Lights.

Connie Chrisman Hatch
by Connie Chrisman Hatch
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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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  • C C on Dec 16, 2021

    Love what you did. I did not see an outlet in your before picture but did see one in your after picture. Did you have it installed?

  • Christine Mann Christine Mann on Dec 20, 2021

    Love this idea..........this idea would lend to apartment living or a dark basement area. Thanks for Sharing!

  • Cindy Patrice Cindy Patrice on Sep 20, 2022

    I LOVE THIS! It looks amazing! Brilliant!

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  • Cyn29825240 Cyn29825240 on Jan 09, 2024

    Living in a townhouse without a lot of windows this is a perfect solution for a bathroom and a loft space. Brilliant idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Vicki Vicki on Jan 09, 2024