The Artist's Studio - lighting plan

by brae  

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

There will be a table lamp on the whimsical cabinet by minisx2.  I have this rescued sunflower lamp I made for The Newport that might be a fun addition to the room.

There will be either a floor lamp or table lamp for the easel area.  This one is from The Dolls House Emporium.  Painting and easel by Lyssa.

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

7 comments

Comment from: Q [Visitor]  

fantastic lighting plans and I love that cute little painting by Lyssa. The lundby lights are definitely my fave, I’m a bit partial to the silver table lamp - I think it works well with the lundby lights. Glad you are using your power tools!

01/14/13 @ 21:26
Comment from: 1717mk [Visitor]

So lovely lamps, sweet polka dots, I like it!!

01/15/13 @ 00:53
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

It’s so fun to see my “Cattery” become something totally different. I love it!!!

01/15/13 @ 09:51
Comment from: kathy [Visitor]

Do you know if you can attach plugs to the Novalyte can lights? Thanks so much!

02/12/13 @ 12:33
Comment from: brae [Member]

Yes, you absolutely can add plugs to the NovaLyte LEDs. They have dual wires, and I’ve spliced additional wires onto them and added end plugs.

02/12/13 @ 12:49
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]

OK. Where do I start? I just stumbled onto your blog about 2 weeks ago - and I can’t get enough of it! You are a seriously, talented, artist! I keep sending all my friends links to your blog so they can see all the great stuff I keep finding. Do you have degrees in architecture, design, decorating, etc., etc.??? And I see you needlepoint and sew too! Really? Do you ever sleep? Just wanted to say Hi from a brand new fan! Can’t wait until your next post. Keep up your magnificent work!

02/12/13 @ 15:49
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much, Lynn!!! :>> I’ve been trying to get more sleep but my mind goes a lot of the time, so sometimes it’s a losing battle. :))

02/12/13 @ 19:51


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