Thursday, November 03, 2011

Almost Done!: Industrial Lighting For The Basement

I know they may not look like much from here.
But I'm telling you, I got a steal of a deal.

Can you see what I'm doing my happy dance for now?
Well come a little closer, don't be shy.

Now do you see what I'm talking about?

OK, to be honest this wasn't quite the "Ta Da" kind of reveal I was hoping for.
With all the grey interior and the dust they just seem a bit camouflaged and dingy.

There... now that gives you a better idea, as to why I'm doing a happy dance over here.
These lights have been on my radar for an awful long time.
Whenever I took our recyling to the city recyling depot I couldn't help myself.
I would drive over to the next lot and take a look at all of the recycled building materials.
I always loved these,  and when I realized the direction the basement was taking,
I thought maybe they might work.

I wasn't sure if they would fit...
But the old suburban didn't let me down.

These ladies are tall!

Aren't they pretty?

... and with just the right price tag too!

They are black on the outside with white enamel on the inside.
I know they have a little cinderella quality to them at the moment,
They simply need a little shine and spit along with a chain and cord,
and they will be perfect.

Hmm?  Now lookee here?
What did I find on Pinterest?

Black enamel on the outside white on the inside.
This one already had the shine and spit along with the chain and cord
and it was selling for 185 pounds which is approx $258 CAD.

No doubt about it now... I scored a steal of deal.

The Agronomist put down the flooring a few weeks back.
Sadly Tony moved on to bigger and better jobs.

We have been moving along slowly, but steadily, on our own.

We gave the industrial lights a try.
And they are going to work out just perfectly, 
especially once we hang them lower on a chain.

The remainders will be hung in the stairwell, cluster style.
At least that's the plan right now.
But... I have been known, on occasion...
to change my mind : )

I promise more photos are on their way.
I can't wait to show you the finished results.
We still have the stairs to attend to,
Mortar to apply,
The large window to install beside the stained glass,
Painting of the brick,
The black board wall to paint and
Thresholds to install.

I would just like it to be noted that the use of the word "we",
is being used very loosely.
It is more of a suggestion really.

Don't get me wrong,
The Agronomist and I are a great team.

He does the work... and I inspect it.

He finishes the work... and I do my best cheerleading cheer.
Give me an "A" give me a "G"...
And then I go and get him a nice cold beer.

So far it's been working out really well : )


This post will be linking up with Jenny Matlock 
where we will start at the beginning with the letter "A"
Treasure Hunt ThursdayTransformation ThursdayShow and Tell Friday,
  Inspiration Friday, Frugal Friday and Potpourri Friday

Somewhat Simple
Pin It


  1. I would love to have the ability to see something
    wonderful in an object that doesn't look so wonderful to begin with. What an excellent deal!

  2. Oh, I can't wait for this reveal!!
    I love a good reveal.
    You have amazing light in your basement!!
    have a happy day dana

  3. What tall fixtures! I don't know if they would fit in my car.

  4. I'm so excited for you to have this basement finished and have sooo much new living space! I LOVE those new lights, too.

  5. Ding! Ding! Ding!! A fabulous score, for sure!! Can't wait to see the finished room!! PS Every good handyman needs a cheerleader (and beer fetcher!!).

  6. That space is fabulous! You have such an eye for fabulous! And those lights - what a steal! As for all your "hard" work, a pat on the back :)

  7. Laughing here about that cheerleading part because that sounds so familiar. Looking good and can't wait to see the final, finished make-over.

  8. Good call! The lights look great.


  9. The beer is also key around our house.

    Love you.

  10. Great find and very creative to even think about using them...They look great!

  11. Great find and price!!

    Stopping by from Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursdays!

  12. those lights look awesome! We bought some cool industrial lights from a scrap metal place and plan to put them on posts to line our driveway... can't wait for them to be done...especially now that I saw yours!

  13. Oh my is totally coming together. Too bad we can't all come over for a basement warming party. You absolutely must host one! It will be your favorite room in the house! Yay! I know you are so excited!

  14. Dana, you have the gift! You definitely have the gift!!

  15. I cant wait to see how it turns out!

  16. Great find at a great price! You are fortunate to have such a good eye to see what they came become! Looking forward to the reveal!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  17. Hey, the beer probably makes it all worthwhile! That's a big project and it's looking great so far!

    So you hiked in Jasper! I'd love to go there! My husband and I went to Glacier National Park this past summer. We have our hopes on visiting Jasper and Banff.

  18. Wow! You found a terrific deal! I am sure your new refinish will be wonderful! Photos please when it is complete! Thanks and enjoy the week ahead!

  19. Thank you for visiting me at my "A" post! I will have to come back and see how your basement is progressing. I would be the cheerleader too. Well, maybe help...a little. :)


  20. Oh Dana! These are so cool! What a find!

    Love your progression! Everything is coming along so fabulously!

    Hope the garage is getting cleaned out, too!

    Thanks for linking up.



Comments are like the applause after a show! Yay clapping!