The Artist's Studio - lighting plan
With the new Dremel Trio in my possession, I can now cut wiring channels more precisely and quickly than by hand. I doubt I've seen the last of my handcut channels, mainly because plans change once a build starts. However, I am trying to put in the main channels I'll need before assembly.
I plan to have two sconces by the daybed. As noted before, I rewired these Lundby lamps with non-replaceable bulbs.
For reference, here is what the replaceable candle socket looked like when I tried it. The bulb sticks out from the bottom and the socket would be difficult to affix to the inside.
Since I'll be using non-replaceable bulbs, I need a backup plan in case I ever need to rewire these lamps. I'll rout out an area on the outside of this wall to curl excess wires as needed and will not cover this area with siding. I will disguise the bare patch with a wall fountain. :D
This one is from Dolls House Suppliers. You'll notice that even though it is a floor lamp, I've still placed it on the table where it serves as an easel work light. It will need a new finish, though. :]
I bought the floor lamp before Monique wrote to tell me that she had found the other lamp I had been seeking. Once that one arrives, I'll try it out, too. Whichever lamp I choose, it will need a wiring channel.
lovely photo by Monique
For the bathroom, I bought a pair of modern vanity lights from The Dolls House Emporium. Their channels will merge into one on the living room side so they can operate as a set. The mirror is vintage Lundby, though I replaced the reflective glass with Darice mirror sheet. The mirror and pedestal sink are placeholders and won't be in the final layout.
There will be another Lundby wall sconce with non-replaceable bulb above the front door. This channel is also on the outside, and I will add another fun feature to cover that hole.
There will be at least one light on the outside, namely this modern coach lamp from Dolls House Suppliers by the front door. I might switch it to the other side of the door, though. Any other landscaping lights can be added later since the entire base is builders foam and channels can be cut easily at any time.
To finish off the build, there will be NovaLyte recessed can lights in the ceiling. They illuminate the whole build so well and complement the softer tones of the non-LED lamps.
Time to drill holes and make channels! :D