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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Light Bright....

I put in a walkway to the shower tower this morning. Then a pad in front of Zar's "Office". We can't have muddy feet tracking into the place when it is raining...

I thought that the shower path would be easy. It wasn't. I curved it and I had to cut every stone to fit.

I figure, the more stonework, the less landscaping.

We only have one small problem....Zar lost the key to the office again...I guess he will just have to use Tessie's bathroom until it is found. It serves him right for not sharing.

I tried out one of the battery lit dollhouse lights in the main part of the trailer. It just didn't throw out enough light to see the dark corners.

Then I had an inspiration. I remembered three fixtures that I purchased on closeout at Walmart a few months ago.

They are LED utility lights. Now I wish that I had bought what they had left. they are perfect!

See the two little metal strips at the bottom of the bar? Those are a touch switch. Not a slide! A touch!

It takes four AA batteries and comes with very sticky tabs to put on the back.

Best of all? It's not blue light. It looks like regular light.

I don't have the roof fastened in yet, so it was very easy to install.
If you get down below the trailer, you can see it. Chances are, most of the time people won't do that, because the table that it sits on is so high. I had to get down on my knees to take this photo.

Even if they do, I don't think that it looks bad. Being white, it looks like a box ceiling fixture.

I don't know if GE still makes these, but if they do, I am going to look for more. I am putting one in Hubert's Haberdashery. If I install it above the inside of the front door, It will never be seen. And I will be able to touch the end from the doorway.

Can you tell that, today I am a happy camper?

See you tomorrow.


Mona said...

The trailer with everything that belongs are fantastic. It is a really fun project to watch.

Audra said...

What a great find! Did you recess it into the ceiling? It doesnt look like it is too thick

Lucille said...

That light is amazing, Casey. You were so lucky to have found it. It looks really good!

Kathi said...

All I can say is "wow!" The entire trailer looks amazing! The light is the perfect touch! Love love love this! :D

Caseymini said...

No recessing needed. It is mostly covered by the side wall. If you are at eye level, you see about 1/8" of it. Since people will be looking slightly down at it as it sits on the table, they won't see it. I did find out that they are still made and for sale on line if I can't find more here in town.

Ivana said...

Que bien esta quedando todo!!!! La luz está super genial!! Besosss desde Argentina!!!!

Judith said...

Wow Casey. The trailer is looking great! Judith x

Minteriors said...

I have to concur with the other comments 100%, Casey. This project has been not only exiting and entertaining, it has now crossed over to being "enlightening!" @: )

Elaine Z, said...

I just did the same thing in my roombox study - but they're the little round under-counter touch lights that keep appearing in the 'as-seen-on-tv' section of stores. They're a bit oversized but easy to turn on and off.