Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mom Cave Finished and Industrial Light Dressed Up

One year ago we hired a company to build a garage for us. We weren't really thinking it would take all that long as we know how we work when on a project. Being on someone else's time table was an education in patience but we were able to park in the garage all winter and not having to clean snow off the cars was worth EVERY penny. 

Once the hired work was done Mister got to work installing the insulation and drywall. Painting was done to the walls and the floor. Next up... lighting. I wanted some industrial lights I had seen at a local antique shop but upon inquiry decided I could not justify the $300 they were asking. Time for a trip to Home Depot. I found lighting for $29 a piece but not quite the color I was looking for. You guessed it.... I headed to the paint aisle.
Hampton Bay 1-Light Brushed Nickel Warehouse Pendant

I purchased a can of gloss green Rustoleum spray paint.

I wiped the outside of the light down with alcohol and a cotton ball to remove anything that might hinder the paint adhering. Next I taped it down to a piece of cardboard making sure to preserve the brushed nickel rim. I don't want that painted. The whole thing got laid on a tarp in the yard. Let the painting begin!

1st coat:

2nd coat:

3rd coat:

And Mister installed them for me.

We added a smaller pendant light to the stairs. I purchased the lighting kit and glass shade for $20 total and sprayed the glass the same green color. 

Finally, all my stuff gets moved in! This is a huge space. I can leave my easel up, 

I have a sitting area

Tons of room for my stuff...

and a lot of room for fooling around, disco dance parties and girly sleepovers.

One year after engaging a builder to erect a two story, two car garage on our property we can declare this job complete! Thanks for spending time with me and following along.

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  1. Definitely worth the wait. The lights turned out great.

    How wonderful you got yourself a wonderful spot. Enjoy


  2. What a wonderful space Jolena. I would love to have a room like this that was just mine. And what a great job on your lighting very nice.

    1. Thank you, Victoria! It is a wonderful space to work/hide in.

  3. Very cool space Jolena and lots of it too! Enjoy!!