Office Makeover: Washi Tape Lighting { LED Power Savings } #LEDSavings #Shop

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DIY Washi Tape Lighting #LEDSavings #Shop #CollectiveBiasDIY Washi Tape Lighting

My new office is really taking shape, but I had this one thing hanging over my head… quite literally… that I just couldn’t live with.  It was the awful, builder grade brass light that was installed when we bought our house nearly 10 years ago.  It HAD to go!  When #CollectiveBias gave me the opportunity to share a DIY lighting project and the benefits of LED Power with you guys, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to kiss that ugly, brass monstrosity goodbye!

Update Office Lighting #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias #ShopStep 1 – Gather the Supplies

I headed out to Target just to take a look around.  I was hoping for some inspiration.  I already had these cool wall art pieces I made a few weeks ago, and I knew I wanted to keep the yellow going, so I was really looking for anything to give me some ideas on how to make that happen.  I saw a pretty neat, very contemporary shower curtain in yellow, white and gray (it may make an appearance later as curtains) and decided that contemporary was definitely the way to go.

GE LED Power Office Lighting #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias #ShopWhile in Target, I grabbed some of the new GE LED Energy Smart Light Bulbs to use in my new space.  I saw them on display at the end of an aisle and, based on how they had been picked through, knew they were going to be wildly popular.  LED Power means that these bulbs will last!  1 LED bulb lasts as long as 15 traditional incandescent bulb (hello, #LEDSavings ), they stay cool to the touch (very important with lamps and kids!) and they’ll give my office that “soft white” glow that I love.

DIY Washi Tape Lighting Assembly #LEDSavings #Shop #CollectiveBiasStep 2 – Put It Together

I ended up trolling a local home improvement store to get a bigger selection of light fixtures, and happened to find this really cool matching pendant and floor lamp.  The best part – both were less than $40 total!  I had left over Washi tape from my canvas project and had the best idea…

While I could’ve hung the pendant just as it was, and tossed the lamp in a corner without a second thought, I liked the idea of pulling in some of the yellow I was using around the space.  Knowing that I was using the LED power bulbs (remember, cool to the touch), I knew I could use the Washi Tape without worrying about it melting.

I started the process of assembling both fixtures (not nearly as complicated as it looked) and then planned out where I wanted to add yellow.  I used thinner Washi tape on the edges of a few pieces and added thicker strips of the chevron Washi tape randomly throughout.  While I stuck to one color, you could really get crazy here… you could use the whole rainbow if you wanted to!

Washi Lighting #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias #ShopStep 3 – Hang It Up/Stand It Up

Depending on what fixtures you end up with, your set up may be as easy as plug and go, or it might require a little wiring (as my pendant light did.)  Either way, use your senses when it comes to electricity and get professional help if you don’t know what you’re doing.  Hanging lights is a pretty easy job, just remember to always, always, always turn off the power at your breaker box before you start messing with any wiring.


What do you think?  Isn’t it cute?  I love the little pop of color the Washi tape adds and that the cool touch of the GE LED Energy Smart Light Bulbs let me use it!  I can’t wait to share full shots of the office with my new lighting, but I don’t want to give away anything before the big reveal.

Do you have a space in your home that needs a lighting makeover?  How could you benefit from the cost savings of using GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs?  You can grab a $2 off GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs coupon on Target’s website.

You can check out GE Lighting through the following outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the GE Website.

Also, you can grab a printable coupon for GE LED Energy Smart Light Bulbs by visiting this page.

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23 Responses to Office Makeover: Washi Tape Lighting { LED Power Savings } #LEDSavings #Shop

  1. Kendra says:

    I love that light, even before the washi tape! It is so fun and modern.

  2. Omgsh this is adorable! I may have to do this in my office!!

  3. Melanie says:

    I adore that light! We use those GE bulbs!

  4. SO clever and love how it turned out! Beautiful!

  5. What an adorable light and yes much better than what was there before. Will have to check out lighting in the new home but love the pop of color.

  6. Mindy says:

    Such a simple way to personalize a plain lamp! We recently moved and replaced all the recessed lights with LED. I hate changing light bulbs so I hope they really last as long as they say!

    • mamamommymom says:

      Have you seen the kits to turn recess lighting into track or pendant lighting? They are pretty awesome! I need to change out my recess lights to LEDs too.

  7. Love the light fixture, so fun. LED bulbs are great. They are a little expensive up front but worth it in the long run.

  8. Danielle says:

    This is such a great project! Love those bulbs!

  9. Carissa says:

    Is it IKEA? It would have been so fab in my last house… sigh.. I miss that house!!
    come washitapedecorate my house m’kay?? 🙂

    • mamamommymom says:

      The fixtures were random Lowe’s finds. IKEA has some super cute options too. I could totally Washi Tape a house! LOL

  10. LOVE that lighting piece! So fun and inventive!

  11. Awe! This is ADORABLE and so creative!! Great job!!

  12. Chelsea says:

    This is such a great idea! I’ve never seen lighting like this before but I LOVE it. The washi tape is the perfect touch!

  13. Ange says:

    I am quite literally in love with these lighting fixtures! The washi tape makes it that much better!

  14. Carly says:

    I love this! You’re so creative!

  15. amber.m says:

    Okay, not only is this SUPER cute, it’s so so so creative!! I love it!

  16. I am a HUGE GE lighting freak. I have switched all the lights i can. the light is so crisp and clear! I love those light fixtures. my daughter is def coveting them

  17. Jamie says:

    I have always loved the look of those hanging lights, I just don’t have a place for one right now….maybe one day!

  18. I’m naturally drawn to yellow too. My office has yellow walls and I love decorating with the bright color. Your lamp and light fixture look so pretty with just a touch of my favorite color and GE Energy Smart bulbs! #client

  19. Paige says:

    great way to personalize it!! Super cute!

  20. Sara Blake says:

    I really love the look of this and the washi tape gives it that perfect accent! Thanks for sharing! #client

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