Kozbi wanted a night light for her baby’s nursery and made this cute one from BENNO CD tower. I love the little shoes peeking out between the lights.
She says, “We started with the BENNO shelves in white, which we’ve had for CDs and other stuff for years. And we had the IKEA NON lights.
When we started doing our baby’s nursery, we moved the shelves in there. We wanted to create a subtle light to use at night time, and we didn’t want a baby-ish nightlight.
The whole nursery is non-traditional, and the color scheme is creamsicle (orange, white, khaki). So, we came up with turning the first three cubby holes into light boxes.
We love it and the light is the perfect brightness. We plugged the cord into the outlet that goes to the wall switch, so it ends up being the main light unless we need to pull the chain on the ceiling light.
The whole project cost about $5. We had to buy three pieces of clear acrylic that my husband cut to cover the front of the cubby holes. We bought orange glaze to glaze the acrylic. And we stuck the now orange acrylic covers up with Velcro — so now we can change light bulbs without major effort. We drilled holes through the back of those cubby holes to put the cords through.”
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