This year for Christmas, I knew I wanted to get some DIY projects done around the house and #1 on my list was installing lighting in the shelves that surround our entertainment center. Since my husband is super handy, he installed low watt, led rope lighting in each shelf. I had just covered the back of the shelves in fabric and I wanted a subtle little glow so all of my little knick knacks show up. While he sits and watches t.v., I stare at my tchotchkes….pure happiness! He wired a switch on the lights so I can switch them on and off without having to unplug them each night because he knew I would have them on every waking moment. Here are some pictures of my shelves and then I’ll show you the lighting we used. It’s really inexpensive and makes a huge difference! I think we did all six shelves with wiring and a switch for less than $45.oo! Now get ready for some pictures!
These are the lights we used. He strung a 2 ft LED rope light above the trim of each shelf so that it would glow from the front, wouldn’t cast shadows and the lights would not be visible. We got them at Home Depot.
Didn’t he do a fabulous job?!