Garage Makeover: Lighting

If you’ve been following my garage makeover from start to soon finish, you know that I’ve been assembling a girly fun workshop space. Part of this challenge is adding lighting to my super dark garage. Currently there is just one low-watt light on the opposite end of the two-car garage. That’s unacceptable for a workspace and it makes for a super creepy garage.

Task: Come up with a cool way to add task lighting without adding a permanent fixture (I’m a renter) and do it on the SUPER cheap.

Light1

Because of the task limitations ($), I started by looking at Ikea and found for $8 I could get this light socket with long cord, hooks, and bulb. I bought two of them ($16 total).

Light2

Next, I found these light cages from LumaPro on Amazon for $7 each. I bought two of them for $14+shipping= $20. So for two lights I’m at $36.

Light3

The cage lights come with a shiny black plastic coating, so I had to rub them down with scotch brite to get them ready for some gold spray paint.

Light4

Look at the before and after above. The cages go from s+m-dungeon-master to parisian-birdcages. I love it!

Light5

Above Im waiting patiently for the gold paint to dry. Waiting… waiting… waiting…

Light6

 

In the meantime I taped up the cord and then spray painted the fixture gold to match the cages. This way it’ll look like it’s all connected and one unit.

It’s all finished, but I’m saving the final look to share with you for when I’m finished with the entire garage (which will be this weekend) so I’ll have more to share with you then. It’s all coming together- excitement!

 

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