Posted in lighting, painting, REpurposed/REinvented furniture, salvage, tall cabinets, the Journey of a Stylish Renovation, TIPS -construction and finishing, tagged bookshelf lighting, flea market bed posts, mixing woods, painting the bookshelves, REfacing a bookcase, REinvented bookcase, salvaged acrched window casing, Tape lighting on March 3, 2017|
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THIS was Monday–
THIS is Friday!
And THIS is how the week went!
Monday- I finished the last of the prep work.
Tuesday & Wednesday- picked up my stained parts, propped the key parts together to see where adjustments would have to be made –just plan on it, ’cause it happens– and got to work. All was coming together!
I’m still not quite satisfied with the bookshelf’s natural break line. I may be making a change. –We’ll see.
I started painting the interior to brighten it. I used the satin finish from the Lower Level I had mixed to match the Living Room’s suede texture. But without the suede texture, the satin finish read too “white.”
Thursday- So I ran off to get another paint mixed just a bit darker than the walls, and got everything finished including the shelves!
While I was out, I stopped in to have a conversation with my lighting guru and made a last minute (literally) LIGHTING decision.
Early this morning I gave a light sanding to a few “rough” areas and REpainted. While it was drying, I got crackin’ on the new TAPE lighting!
You can see that it’s very small, low profile, and concealable! BEST- it gives a consistent –not spotty– wash of light flooding across the shelving. I had my lighting guy make TWO 66″ lengths to go behind each pilaster, an appropriate length to feed back towards the outlet, but connected to plug in to ONE spot. The outlet is triggered by a wall switch I added in construction.
This lighting is so flat~low profile, it easily slips between the slight wall~shelf gap. I only needed to drill a small hole through the lid and the center shelf to feed the tape through, from top to bottom. It attaches by a sticky taped backing.
The down side is that it’s still a new format~meaning EXPENSIVE. $126 + tax. I’ll probably add this underneath the upper kitchen cabs for counter task lighting—it’s really nice!
Look at the difference—in DAY light!
Just imagine at night!
Here’s the “before” to THIS project!
I have a few things left to finish, which I’ll share later, but in the mean time~
I’ll REwork and REload all the family photos~
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