One thing I didn’t talk about too much when I debuted our new art was the picture lights. I searched high and low for just the right thing and never quite found what I was looking for – so I MacGuyvered up a solution.
I was looking for picture lights that were a) affordable and b) white. Affordable large art lights were surprisingly hard to find. I finally stumbled up these at Shades of Light (not the best picture but all they had on their website so I took a leap of faith).
I got out my trusty spray paint and sprayed them matte white so they would blend in with the wall and not fight with the other metal finishes we have going on in the room. The lights mount to the actual canvas and then we used two screws at the outer corners to mount the canvas to the wall and allow space for the cord to travel down the middle. They’re hooked to an extension cord behind the bookcase so one flip of the power cord switch and both lights come on.
And voila, we have art lights. The cords peek out at the bottom of the canvases but are mostly hidden behind the record storage unit and camouflaged by the tchotchkes sitting on top. So in the evening we have a nice glow in the living room and a subtle highlight to the art pieces we worked so hard to create!
Cheers – CT