Tuesday , 6 December 2016

DIY bedroom lighting and decor idea for cat lovers

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Lighting is one of the most important things in a bedroom. Especially the indirect lighting that creates magical effects on walls and ceilings. This original DIY bedroom lighting idea is absolutely gorgeous because it combines dimmed light and cute decoration. Follow the tutorial on how to make these interesting wall sconces. It’s also ideal for cat lovers because the fluorescent lamps illuminate the silhouettes of cats. They are invited in this cozy, warm colored bedroom. Their delicate highlighted silhouette is being freely distributed on the large wall above the bed. Because the animals are “retained” in various stages of movement, the scenery is very dynamic.
Needed materials for the DIY bedroom lighting

3 MDF boards – 12 mm,
2 aluminum end strips,
3 tube lights with holder,
wood screws – width 3 mm, length 12 mm,
plastic anchor screws for drywall
wall paint
a scroll saw
a cordless drill
sandpaper

Find several cat templates like this one, enlarge, print out, cut out and transfer it on the MDF board.

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Cut out using a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with fine sandpaper.

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Paint the inner surface of the MDF board with white acrylic paint to reflect the light better. Apply acrylic paint in the color of the wall on the outer side.

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Paint the inner surface of the MDF board with white acrylic paint to reflect the light better. Apply acrylic paint in the color of the wall on the outer side.

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Mount the tube lights to the wall using the plastic anchor screws for quick assembly and then install over the cat silhouette again by using drywall anchors.

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Our DIY bedroom lighting is ready!

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  • Trisha Lee Foster-Prall

    Where do you Find the Black Cats Silhouettes Templates?

    • Joe Sobotka
      • Trisha Lee Foster-Prall

        I did all I got was a whole bunch of different cat Silhouettes, I had to to find and search for the same exact cat silhouette which wasn’t easy, have come close to the same exact cat silhouettes.
        My printer can’t print that Big of the same exact size, I may have to take it some place else to have it printed to that same exact size.

        • Sharon Grutsch

          Yeah. Like kinkos or here I would take it to the local college and they would do it for a small fee

          • Trisha Lee Foster-Prall

            Where are you located? I am in Northern Ca so, if your in another state that may not work, so, I would have to Find a Kinkos or some place that can turn them into a Template like what you had done at your College?

          • Sharon Grutsch

            Won’t your printer print the template onto several sheets of printer paper and then you can tape or glue the pieces together? If not You could check your local library they sometimes will copy things like that…and I haven’t ever thought of this but a large hobby store like Hobby Lobby might be able to help. Other wise yes a store like a printer like kinkos or office supply store maybe even.

  • Sharon Grutsch

    What about the cords? I don’t see them for the lights?

    • Trisha Lee Foster-Prall

      I think the lights are battery operated?

      • Sharon Grutsch

        Certainly could be otherwise it would be sort of ugly you could hide them like they do in some hotels behind some plastic or brass tubing but I think that might spoil the effect too

    • Isabelle Landry

      Wondered the same thing…. Is it battery operated!