In an extra attempt to illuminate my work surfaces and finish out the remaining kitchen tasks before the counters arrived, J and I finally pulled the trigger on some undercabinet lighting. Well, really, I bought some of those tap-light things from Sam’s Club that looked like fun, but were not quite what J wanted in the long run. (They had a blue-ish tint, and J cannot STAND that.)
So. We found this package full of goodness on Amazon for a whopping 25 bones. The package comes with a dimmer, transformer, and a 25-foot section of LED (warm spectrum) strip lights. While I slaved over a hot stove and made our dinner, J decided to install them. (Which means this project took all of 30 minutes to complete.) (See? proof that I was making dinner. My shoes are in the background of this pic.)
First, he got out the tools he would need. Drill (+ bit), scissors, pen, and that’s about all. Since these lights plug in, we decided to drill a hole in the back of our wall cabinet for the cord to sneak into. And we’d use the plug that resided right behind the fridge. J measured the diameter of the cord/ plug and found his corresponding drill bit and set to it. Then he grabbed some double sided sticky tape (we just used an old 3-M adhesive strip we had laying around), and mounted the dimmer to the inside of the cabinet. He drilled another hole near the front of the cabinet for the dimmer to attach to the strip of lights.
Bada Bam, Bada Bing! Lights! (To highlight the old counters and spackled walls, of course.)It’s Tuesday, so I’m linking up here!
And linking up to Wednesday’s Dueling DIY: Clash of the Kitchens here!
*Link to the lights is an Amazon Affiliate link. YAY.