Motion Sensor Bed LED Lights

Posted by Dave Eddy on 01 Nov 2016 - tags: diy

I added LED strips to the Bed Frame I built earlier this year activated by a motion sensor. This way, when I walk into my room or get out of bed when it is dark, these will light up and provide a nice ambient glow that will make it easier to see.

The 2 led strips on either side of the bed connect to the USB wall charger adapter, which connects to the motion sensor. Whenever motion is detected, the strips turn on for ~30 seconds providing a nice low light.

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Matching Nightstands

Posted by Dave Eddy on 29 Oct 2016 - tags: diy

It's only been a year since I built my first nightstand, but in that time I've learned a lot that could be translated over into building newer, fancier nightstands for my bedroom.

I still love my light-up nightstand - it will just have a new place in my house.

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Pine Window Trim

Posted by Dave Eddy on 09 Oct 2016 - tags: diy

I removed white painted trim around my bedroom window and replaced it with dark stained wood trim. I took the white trim out to my garage and cut wood pieces to match the sizes almost exactly (I increased the size of the ledge).

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Coffee Mug Rack (Part 2)

Posted by Dave Eddy on 23 Sep 2016 - tags: diy

I built a Coffee Mug Rack for Skye's Christmas gift. My sister Jenny said she liked it a lot so I built a second one for her birthday! This time, the openings were slightly larger to accommodate bigger mugs, and the stain darker.

This is the finish product with a mug I bought her from our favorite Sega game: Toe Jam and Earl.

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Face Beam with Pine

Posted by Dave Eddy on 13 Sep 2016 - tags: diy

Throughout my entire upstairs there are 2 solid wood beams that run across the ceiling that hold the roof up. In my bedroom a small section of one of the beams is visible. I used pine pieces stained dark to cover the beam to 1. make it slightly bigger and 2. make it look more rustic.

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