I love fall. The weather is pleasant and it is so great to be outside. Grilling dinner is much more enjoyable when it isn’t 100 degrees outside. We usually eat dinner a bit on the late side so sometimes it is starting to get a dark by the time we are cooking on the grill. It’s not so dark that we can’t see, but it is a little difficult to see if the meat is done. I really knew that a light over the grill would be very helpful, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I came up with a cheap solution.
I began with a basic utility type light and removed the clamps by simply unscrewing them from the base. I gave it a couple of coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint on the outside and taped off all but about an inch of the inside. (I wanted to keep the reflective quality of the metal for improved lighting.)
I bought some additional lamp wire that had a plug on the end. I cut off the plug from the utility lamp and joined the two wires with electrical tape.
I tucked the remaining wire into paintable wire concealer that sticks to the wall. (Sorry, forgot to get a picture of that, but you can see it in the left corner if you look really hard.)
This is my finished project.