You know I’m all about a shortcut—especially when it comes to decorating.
I’m all about easy and simple and five minutes that look they took like hours and hours of work.
Remember that commercial with the lady that stood in the kitchen reading a book or watching television or working on something else besides baking. And then? When her family walked in, she tossed flour on herself and walked out of the kitchen with an entire tray of biscuits. It looked like she had been baking for hours, but really? She was shortcutting it instead.
That’s exactly like this challenge.
My new book, So Close to Amazing is launching in two weeks.
I may have mentioned it once or twice. 🙂
I may have done cartwheels in my yard and dropped it in conversation at WalMart a few zillion times. I’m so excited I can’t help it. I want the world to celebrate with me. So to ring in the book with great fanfare and joy and exuberant pomp and circumstance, I’m sharing a decorating short cut every day until launch day.
Fourteen days of easy.
Fourteen days of simple.
Fourteen days that might just turn you into a shortcut rock star….
….without all the flour. 🙂
Have you ever noticed that lighting is a challenge?
You turn on the overhead light and everything looks washed out with awkward shadows.
So you take a lighting right turn and switch on the lamps, but you can’t adjust them exactly the way that you want.
It’s like you are up a lighting creek without a paddle.
This is the one thing that every lamp needs.
It’s a plug-in touch dimmer.
I bought mine at Home Depot over in the lighting section.
Here’s the front side of it.
To dim my lamp, all I did was plug in my lamp into the dimmer and then plug the dimmer into a standard outlet.
Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions on the package as well.
I just touched the lamp and it dims to three different settings.
(total aside–don’t you love that nail polish? It’s called Field Fox. Perfect for the shortest nails on the planet.)
Here’s the first setting.
Here’s the second setting.
Here’s the third.
I took the pictures as the light was getting darker in the room to show you the difference.
The best part is that you control the mood in the room with different levels of light.
Here’s another option if you don’t want to plug in your dimmer.
This is a lamp dimmer that screws into an existing lamp.
You then screw the lightbulb into the socket and you can control the amount of light with the dial.
Here’s one I found online at WalMart.
I hope you are up for 14 days of shortcuts.
I hope you’ll follow along.
And I hope you have a day as amazing and wonderful and incredible….
….as you are. 🙂
PS And now?
Here’s a word from our 14-day shortcut sponsor. 🙂