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.
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).
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.
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.
Look at the before and after above. The cages go from s+m-dungeon-master to parisian-birdcages. I love it!
Above Im waiting patiently for the gold paint to dry. Waiting… waiting… waiting…
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!