Published on March 13th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Creating a DVD wall with lighting

I love what Eric did with the Anno Stra panel curtains. Indeed a bright spark! Lights between the DVD towers, who would have thought of that?

Eric shares:

A CD or DVD wall with lights made of:
6 Benno DVD towers

3 Anno Stra Panel curtains
5 Grundtal Spotlights (2 sets needed)
2 panels 250cm x 25cm (98″ x 9.8″) for top and bottom
2.5m (8.2′) round wood (from a broomstick)

I cut the panel curtains on the long side to get 2 curtains out of 1.

Each curtain is now 23cm (9″) large. I fixed the Benno DVD tower on the 2 long panels with 24cm (9.4″) space in between for the curtains.

The spots are installed on the bottom panel between the DVD towers. I glued a piece of round wood at both ends of the curtains and fixed one end at the top panel. The wood at the lower end acts as a counterweight to keep the curtains tight.

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17 Responses to Creating a DVD wall with lighting

  1. Anonymous says:

    How did u glue the curtin…on the sides of each tower or glue on the top glue on the bottom.

  2. Theresa says:

    So I’ve done all the steps but don’t understand how to fixate the top wooden piece. Do I glue the top stick to the book cases or simply place on top of the edges of the book cases? Do you have close up picture of how the top looks? Thanks!

  3. travis+6- says:

    Great blog, Really very nice lighting you made

    Mort Travis,

  4. Donte says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  5. Charlie says:

    What about

    or similar Colour controlled LED lighting. You could even have mood changing lighting in time with the music.

  6. Eleanor says:

    beautiful lighting, looks like a piece of furniture you’d pay a fortune for ready made.

  7. Joy says:

    That is very creative indeed.

  8. This is such a creative idea!! Lovely!!

  9. Jezz says:

    Creative idea, bravo

  10. Anonymous says:

    Woah, that thing is really cool. Where can you get this stuff at?

    Message me back at:


  11. 9red says:

    I didn’t know you could get frosted panels for those DVD shelves! Great.

  12. Robj98168 says:

    neat effect. Love the lighting~!

  13. FruteJuce says:

    Ooooh! These are good! I do hope Ikea come here and have a good nosy to see what inspirational things are going on.

  14. Disco Jess, you could get the frosted glass doors and do the same thing here for a nice effect!

  15. Disco Jess says:

    This is awesome! I love great lighting. That’s perfect accent lighting too.

    I wonder if there’s a way to still have the light and utilize some of that space behind the curtains somehow, unless you aren’t hard up for storage solutions like me!

    I usually don’t really like my DVD’s showing (awkward pet peeve) but this looks REALLY good and I would love it in my home.

  16. says:

    really nice!

  17. Anonymous says:


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