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My wife found a couple of tin stars on clearance at a craft store a month or three ago and had an idea to put them on our house in place of the existing carriage lantern style lights on either side of our garage door. So I got a couple bucks worth of parts and made some non-UL listed lights :laughing: She spray painted them with a couple coats of an antique bronze kind of color.

I just got a medium to candleabra base adapter and siliconed it in place on a round PVC blank with a hole drilled out of it, and then just screwed a rubber coated medium base lampholder on the back of it. Just a little 7 watt night light bulb in there.



Then I stuck those on the existing j-boxes and mounted the stars over them. Stuck a screw in the siding at the tip of each point of the star and left them sticking out maybe an inch or so as spacers. Turned out pretty neat I think :thumbup:





Someday I will be yanking off all the batting strips, then tar papering and residing the whole house right over the existing plywood siding (its function is sheathing dammit! Not siding!). When I do that I'll stick a big cedar block behind the star lights. I'm also thinking about turning them into pentagrams for Halloween :laughing:
 

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My wife found a couple of tin stars on clearance at a craft store a month or three ago and had an idea to put them on our house in place of the existing carriage lantern style lights on either side of our garage door. So I got a couple bucks worth of parts and made some non-UL listed lights :laughing: She spray painted them with a couple coats of an antique bronze kind of color.

I just got a medium to candleabra base adapter and siliconed it in place on a round PVC blank with a hole drilled out of it, and then just screwed a rubber coated medium base lampholder on the back of it. Just a little 7 watt night light bulb in there.


Then I stuck those on the existing j-boxes and mounted the stars over them. Stuck a screw in the siding at the tip of each point of the star and left them sticking out maybe an inch or so as spacers. Turned out pretty neat I think :thumbup:





Someday I will be yanking off all the batting strips, then tar papering and residing the whole house right over the existing plywood siding (its function is sheathing dammit! Not siding!). When I do that I'll stick a big cedar block behind the star lights. I'm also thinking about turning them into pentagrams for Halloween :laughing:
What do you have for lights in the garage ?
 

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What do you have for lights in the garage ?
Inside the garage? There's just a couple of 8-foot fluorescent shop lights. Four 5000K lamps each, curved reflector. They were getting yanked out of the fish plant and were going to be tossed so I took them home and cleaned them up and installed them. Keeping my eye out for another pair for the front half of the garage.
 

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Inside the garage? There's just a couple of 8-foot fluorescent shop lights. Four 5000K lamps each, curved reflector. They were getting yanked out of the fish plant and were going to be tossed so I took them home and cleaned them up and installed them. Keeping my eye out for another pair for the front half of the garage.
Looks well lit now.
But two T-5 HO 4' two lamp fixtures will light that up like a football stadium.:thumbup:
 

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Tight laundry area.
I know :censored: I had a plumber come by last year to look into the feasibility of moving the washer & dryer to the back end of the garage where there's a perfect spot for them with plenty of room. There's no drain out there so we'd have to cut a trench into the garage slab and get it down into the crawl space. There's no water over there either so we'd have to open up some walls to run new pipes.

Overall it was too expensive so we decided to just suffer with it.

wasn't there a post about this not long ago?

or am I losing my mind?
I think I posted it before when I was making the light thingies but I just got them installed the other day so these are the first pictures of the finished thing.
 

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how come the washer and dryer aren't being used. seems like a wasted photo op to show that the missus is taking care of business.
 
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