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