We’ve got a closet underneath our stairway that we use to store out-of-season clothes, Christmas wrapping paper and decorations, suitcases, etc. Of course, there’s no light permanently installed in there! I found a short lamp – the kind you might hang under a kitchen cabinet – that would work perfectly for this space.
When I first installed this light in the closet, I used industrial strength Velcro to mount it. It worked … for a while. When coming up with what I thought was a foolproof mounting solution, I didn’t take into account the fact that the batteries in the light would die when I’d forget to switch the light off, and I would have to pull the light off of the Velcro backing pieces that were stuck to the closet ceiling. Go figure – the industrial strength Velcro wouldn’t stay stuck to cheap townhouse paint! I had to figure out another way to mount this puppy to the ceiling. Screws to the rescue!
First, I had to mark the location of the mounting holes on the top of the light. I just took a pencil and made marks on the top of the case above each mounting hole.
Next, I made marks in the closet where I wanted to hang the light. This helped me to space the screws properly and avoided having to put extra holes in that board. I used my cordless drill with Phillips screwdriver bit to screw in the screws.
Finally, the easy part – line up the mounting holes with the screws, slide the light into place, and turn it on!