Today our garage gets a new roof!
G.O. spent the past several days prepping things . . .
. . . with new wood replacing rotten wood + nailing down roof paper.
We’ll be siding the house with Sterling gray on the 1st story,
with a darker Flagstone gray on the 2nd story gables,
similar to this house:
Speaking of inspirations,
this^^ is our
garage’s . . .
. . . + we’ve chosen board + batten
I worried about vinyl board + batten’s looking + feeling cheapie
or screaming “PLASTIC!”, God forbid.
We investigated at our local build-o-rama,
+ it was really heavy and “real-looking”!
SO, while G.O. was busy working on our roof . . .
. . . I kept MY nose to the house grindstone, here at home,
shopping online for garage light fixtures!
Here’s my absolute favorite:
I know! — hubba hubba, right?
But that price! We’re going to need 4 of them,
+ sadly, 4 x $169.91 is a tad over our garage lighting budget!
My quest, then, is to find something equally groovy
but at a lower price point.
from Home Depot
I really do like this ^^ one. It’s a plain Jane lantern,
which is right up my lighting alley.
It’s got the rustic galvanized metal, which I love.
My thoughts are to ramp up its awesome-ness
by springing for Edison light bulbs — LOVE!
Schoolhouse Electric Co.
Quick: somebody multiply $15 bulbs x 4 light fixtures!
J/K! — that’s why God gave us calculators!
Anyway, back to the light fixture choicee:
here’s something that’s more similar, in style, to my favorite, too-spendy light:
outdoor cottage lantern
$29 from Home Depot
What say ye? I think it’s almost as cool as its $169.91 inspiration,
but I’m a little leary of the shiny nickel finish.
I prefer the more rustic galvanized metal of the other 2 finalists:
Surely we could do something to tone down the nickel finish sheen, no?
As luck would have it, one of my favorite bloggers
— the guys from The Cavender Diary —
just posted about their own metal do-over project!
Something about spritzing with bleach. Read for yourself:
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I guess this means I need to investigate adding patina to the pesky shiny metal.
Then it’s time for me to make up my mind, already,
+ place an online order!
Is anyone going to help me by choosing between substitute #1 and #2?