A couple of months ago, my niece asked me if I could add vanity mirror lights to her make-up table. You know, the one with the big mirror in front and lights surrounding the mirror. To be honest, it was sort of a challenge because I didn’t know jack about vanity mirror lights, but I did it. And today, I am going to show you how!
Light Up Your Table With These Fantastic Vanity Mirror Lights
This was probably one of the most interesting projects because it was something that I’d never thought of doing, ’til my niece asked for one. The trickiest part of this project is the electronics. Don’t get me wrong, I love tinkering with wires, but this project requires you to know a few tricks in hiding wires.
- 6 – Light Chrome Vanity Light Bar
- 6 packs – Command Large Picture Hanging Strips
- 2 packs – GE 60 Watt Incandescent Globe Light Bulbs
- Frameless Mirror
- Extension Cord
- Outlet Adapter
- Large Picture Hanging Strips
- Remote Lamp Control
1. Setting up the vanity light bar.
Start at the back of the vanity light bar where you can see three wires. For this part, we’re working with the socket wiring.
Remove the socket holders, open the bar, and place the wires inside so as not to show it.
2. Managing the Extension Cord and Wires
Cut off the extension cord plug, then set the tail aside. You’ll need that for later.
Then split the cord in two. The smooth one is called the black cord, and the side with the raised ridges is called the white cord.
Cut through the cord cover gently and then pull the tube.
Next, attach the extension cord with vanity light by twisting like wires.
Insert end caps to the exposed wiring.
Tie up the wires inside the bar.
3. Test it out
Put in the light bulbs and plug it in.
You can use any light switch or you can opt for remotes for lamps for this one.
4. Install the vanity light bar
At the back part, place the hanging strips that will allow you to stick the light bar into the wall.
Stick it onto the wall, lining the sides of your vanity mirror.
Check out Lisa Pullano’s full video tutorial of this DIY project:
And that’s the entire project, folks! If you have a curved or circular mirror, you can still follow these steps as they can serve as a template. The only difference will be the light arrangement and the shape of the light bar.
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Featured Image via Lisa Pullano/Youtube