Saturday, September 6, 2014

#424...giant jenga table

We needed a playing surface for our giant Jenga blocks, and found this old work table base that has been weathering outside for a decade. It's pretty sturdy and good standing table height.
We cut an old piece of plywood to fit the top of it,
 and I painted it white with Kilz primer.

To give some character to the top of the table, I taped off some diagonal stripes with painter's tape,
 and painted the stripes with a smoke gray enamel by Rustoleum.

Game On!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

#423...recessed can pendant light

We have a covered patio at the back of our yard that I've never shared any photos of. The space is behind our garage and below our loft. The reason that I've never shared any pictures of this space is that it is a veritable junk pile of tools and left-over materials from our home projects. We've decided to turn the space into an outdoor game room. We've got a lot of work to do out there, so of course we started with the simplest project of transforming the recessed cans into some pendants with more personality.
Ordinary can lights

Outlet-to-socket Connector

Foto light from Ikea

We wrapped the excess cord into a ball and zip tied it to keep it in place.
Once the space is finished, I'm hoping the pendants will help add some character to our outdoor room.