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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Fun And Colorful Combination!!

Sometimes I come up with an idea that  I really love!!Recently while doing the playroom I had such an idea.
I love light!! Natural light and ambient light!! Even in the playroom I wanted some ambient light. It had to be fun and colorful, after all it is a playroom.
So I took this…………
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Ikea’s ledberg-light strip, sold in a package of three for $14.99

I added it to the top of two of these………………..
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Ikea’s Billy bookcase $59.99 each
So far not too exciting until I found these……….

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Superfin vase for $2.99 each. I purchased six of these fun and colorful vases in the cobalt, turquoise and lime green. I then placed them on top of the bookcase in front of the strip light and created this………

playroom progress 007 (600x800)
The above picture was taken during the day.

I love them the most at nighttime!!playroom progress 012 (800x600) (2)
Come by tomorrow and I will be showing the rest of the playroom!!!

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Adding a fun element to create some ambiance!!


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Home Lighting said...

Cool! Thumbs up to the vases. They enhanced the beauty of the ambient lights. I will definitely visit again tomorrow to see the rest of the playroom :)Thanks for sharing Madam!

Andrea Reh said...

Oooh agreed, love them at night! Such a great idea.

Just found your blog, would love it if you popped by mine sometime.

Andrea x

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a great idea. The light strips and bottles look wonderful and add such a colorful touch. I noticed the blue and white striped pillow on the floor...looking forward to seeing more of what you have created in the playroom. So far it's fabulous.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love this idea, Kathysue! It adds such a festive touch to your already perfct playroom! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

What a great idea. And by the way when I was working on my post about our playroom yesterday I kept thinking of the great fabrics you are using in yours.....lots of inspiration there!

Karen said...

I can't wait to see the finished space. I was already excited when I saw the blue and white cushion peeking out at the bottom of the image.

Anonymous said...

fabulous idea to add a little extra lighting...fun and functional...


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

What a great idea. I am getting these strips today!
I love the look here, Kathysue. And the bottles, what a find for that price.
Can't wait to see the rest.
Have a great day.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Just goes to show that creativity is more important than having a large budget. The bookcases look great....like they're ready for some little ones!

Tote said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! I love the lighting idea!


Kathysue said...

This was sent to me by a reader who is having trouble posting comments to my blog,Sorry Cheryl!!

Posted or tried to post this a few seconds ago:

oh, this is lovely. Your grandchildren are so lucky! I tried to post yesterday and I may have the same problem today. We'll see . . . .

The main reason I’m a regular reader is that you do post your process and I learn so much from you. It’s not about posting eye-candy and leaving it at that or just saying enough so we’ll hire you as a designer. You are a teacher and you just can’t help it! Love that.

The Buzz Blog said...

You are a genius! Love using the lights on top of a bookcase and drawing attention up to something colorful rather than to the mess on the shelves - will have to do the same (though your shelves are very neat!)

quintessence said...

So clever you are!! What a simple ingenious touch!!

Stitchfork said...

Love the lights combined with the colorful bottles!

vignette design said...

This looks amazing Kathysue! Love how the lights are illuminating the bottles! Great idea. You are so creative my friend! ~Delores

Karena said...

Kathysue it looks just beautiful! I love light shining thru glass.

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Linda in AZ * said...

* THANKS, girlfriend! ~ greaaat info to have!

(I just spent WADS of $$$ having some small, similar lights like that installed... I could KICK MYSELF!!! (And I "KNEW" the cost was ridiculously high, but stupidly ASSUMED that it was "just the way the cookie crumbles"!!!! Aaaaargh!

Linda in AZ *

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Look at all that bright cheery color. I bet your grands love this room.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the lights and the bottles. They look fabulous. I know the children love it. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for joining the party, Kathysue.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Really charming. Love it...so cheerful and fresh.

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Looks great! Love the colors....the lighting through the colored glass bottles...wonderful!

Stacy CUrran said...

OMG you have to link this to as many parties as possible -- it's AMAZING! The bright green is my absolute favorite color. I adore the striped nook cushion...everything is perfect!!

pve design said...

Wow. LOVE this room and the lights, can you tell me where you found them? A plus to you!!!