HOW TO ADD LIBRARY LIGHTS TO A BUILT-IN BOOKCASE
When we built our IKEA hacked wall-to-wall bookcase, we knew we wanted to add library lights. We love the mood that bookshelf lighting brings - warm light that highlights our books and our wall-to-wall bookcase. 😍 It adds so much character and ambiance to the room.
And the room needed as much help as possible! Have you seen the before? It was an empty peachy-beige (Peige?) box. In a basement no less. There was nothing attractive about this space.
Step 1: Install the Library Lights in the locations that best suit your room.
Don't worry about the mounting bracket and wiring - we'll be hiding all of that soon.
Step 2: Connect your wiring and check that the lights work.
We added a grounded outlet connected to our dimmer switch. The lights themselves then plug into a power bar. All of this is accessible from the adjacent room for any future wiring issues.
Once complete, test the lights to make sure the dimmer function work. The decorative part of install in about to get pretty permanent and you'll want to troubleshoot the wiring issues now.
Step 3 - Add any bracing or additional support to attach the decorative moulding and trim to.
Step 4 - Add your crown moulding.
Notice the groove still over the lights - There's a trick for hiding that part too!
Et Voila! Elegant DIY lighting and wall-to-wall bookcase!
Want to check out another fun feature that we added to this room?! Check out how we added a Faux Brick Wall Treatment!
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- Picture Lights
- Smart Outlet
- Power Bar
- Finished MDF Panel
- Framing Wood
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Published August 1st, 2018 12:03 PM
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