LOVE! My auto sensor pantry light!

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Hi everyone- Let me acknowledge that this idea was my {first} husband’s suggestion. And, when I first heard him mention it I was like, “Yeah, that sounds great… don’t forget to pick up primer at the Depot.”  So the last phase of our pantry makeover project  was the installation of this:

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This is an auto motion sensor light and is manufactured by Leviton.  We found it at Home Depot and the entire family loves it.  It detects any motion in the pantry so just one foot,  hand or a box of cereal triggers the light to turn on.  It allows you to adjust the length of time before it shuts off.  Easy installation.  We purchased a basic for around $15.00, here is a link to the different options. 

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I think this would be a great addition to the closets and bathrooms of senior citizens or people who rely on wheelchairs or walkers.  It’s essentially a hands free device for your house!!

** I was not compensated to write this post, I just LOVE IT!

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And, here’s our pantry project if you missed it!

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Tutorial: How to paint 26 cabinet pulls in seconds!!!

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I wanted a quick change in the  laundry room. I had the original chrome pulls.. actually… these chrome pulls are updates from the original brassy  finish.   I know, I know… #suburbanmomprobs” is what my son would call this post .

laundrypullsbefore1 And I found these egg knob pulls over at Classic Door Hardware . The egg shape was fun and different.  They ended up being a little smaller than I expected, but I still liked the shape and I had already torn open  all 26+ packages to make the quick change!  Quick change should have been my first clue that this was going to take more time!

What is it when you have a 180 second change, something always goes wrong?   So I  installed them and not one person in my family noticed. Not One Family Member!  But, the oil rubbed bronze finish was bugging me.  I have ORB handles which we switched out over the course of a year, but they look more black- which apparently I like more than this ORB finish.  So I take one off, and happen to have Krylon black flat finish.  I did a quick test and  I loved the look.  Now, with 26+ knobs in  a busy corner of the house, I needed a way to get these done efficiently.  I came up with this solution:   2014-03-15 09.10.51 Using a pen, I punched holes in the bottom of a box, placed the toothpicks in the holes  and added the pulls on top!  Assembly style: 2014-03-15 09.11.11 Mission Accomplished.  Here’s the finished look:

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And, still no ONE in the family has noticed the new hardware pulls!  Yep, #suburbanmomprobs!

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