We 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 likes, so we came up with a plan to disguise the light. Much like you would make a cornice in a window treatment, we decided to do the same for the light.
We used a piece of live edge wood as inspiration and to bring a bit of nature to Steph's bathroom. Watch our how-to video or review the steps below.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials.
- Live edge wood, cut to size
- 4 corner brackets & the screws that come with them
- 6 large bolt/nuts
- Drill with bits/drivers
- Speed square
- Miter saw
- Measuring tape
- Clear protective spray
- Pencil/permanent marker
- Safety equipment—masks, eye protection, gloves, ear muffs
- Magnetic stud finder
- LED light bulbs
Step 2: Replace All Incandescent Bulbs With LED Lights.
LED are cool to the touch & with the wood covering you don't want a buildup of heat.
Step 3: Determine How Long You Want to the Cover.
Find the closest stud on both sides of the fixture. This will determine the length of the wood.
Step 4: Sand and Spray Protective Finish on Wood.
Step 5: After Making Cuts, Attach Corner Brackets to Sides of Board.
Mark the placement & drill pilot holes, then screw everything in place.
Step 6: Drill Pilot Holes Into Wall and Screw in L Brackets.
Step 7: Hold the Wood Up and Use Bolts to Attach Cover to Wall.
Bolts will allow the wood to be easily removed if needed in the future.