We both have those builder's grade row lights in our bathrooms—you know the ones with the bare bulbs that are ubiquitous in almost every home?! Steph was unable to find a new fixture she liked, so we came up with a plan to disguise the light. Much like you’d make a cornice in a window treatment, we decided to do the same for the light.
We decided to use a piece of live edge wood to bring a bit of nature into Steph’s bathroom.
We made our plans up as we went and had a few bumps in the process, but in the end we were pleased with the results. This is how we got from bare lights to covered.
First we replaced all the incandescent bulbs with LED lights for these reasons:
1. LED are cool to the touch & with the wood covering we didn’t want a buildup of heat.
2. The bulbs last a long time, so changing them will not be an issue for many, many years.
What we learned: