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If you have a basement in your house or live in a below-ground apartment, you know the troubles that come with a dimly lit space. It can get pretty depressing. While some opt for expensive portable UV lights that combat the effects of little sunlight, this woman chose a different route.
With some simple materials you can find at just about any hardware store, she built an artificial window with LED lights in it — and it changed her whole space!
First, she bought LED plant-growing lights. She wanted the brightest option that wouldn’t be flammable — this was it!
She mounted them to the wall.
Next, she got some pieces of wood and put an acrylic cover over the LEDs.
In order to better diffuse the light from the bulbs, she made a cornstarch mixture with water (it had the consistency of skim milk) to paint over the acrylic.
Wanting to make the window seem authentic, she included a cross over it with cheap plastic molding.
She pulled curtains over it and the finished product looks like a real window that is actually letting in sunlight!
Neat, isn’t it?
While it’s not as good as the real deal, it certainly could have fooled me. I bet she’ll look forward to spending more time in her home office from now on!
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