Painting bare basement ceiling
I am semi finishing my basement. Just a work out room, organized storage, and a place for the kids to play and roughhouse. For a variety of reasons ($, time, acccess), I dont want to sheetrock the ceiling or do a drop ceiling. I am planning to paint the ceiling - joists, electric cable, copper pipe, pvc pipe, hvac stuff - everything. Basically trying to brighten the area up.
Anybody done this or have a better idea for achieving the goal?