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We recently moved into a new home and have been busy re-vamping, tearing down, and re-constructing this and that in our new home. It’s been fun……and completely rewarding. We’ve been learning a lot along the way from friends, family, neighbors, online, etc. If you’d like to see other Home Improvement Projects that we’ve done recently, be sure to check them out.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to learn how to re-wire something electrical. Like, a light fixture, a fan, an outlet. But I’ve been a little chicken because my mind always goes directly to imagining a billion watts of current, shocking my body….leaving me lifeless on the ground. I’m not kidding. I’ve been a little wimpy to do anything electrical because it sorta freaks me out.
Until now. (well, until yesterday, to be exact…)
Steve’s brother, Joe, is in town. He’s teaching Steve how to lay hardwood floors (which are looking BEE-AUTIFUL…..more on those another day! :) ) and while they were breaking for lunch yesterday, I asked Joe (who somehow knows how to do it ALL) to show me how to change an outside light fixture. I was ready to learn.
Maybe you’ve done this before and it seems pretty simple. But I always thought we should hire an electrician for such jobs. Because EEEEK…….what if I got shocked by those above mentioned billion watts of current?!?! ;)
Boy, was I wrong.
After he taught me the first one…..I re-wired the other 5 light fixtures that I wanted replaced outside. Easy as that.
I still can’t believe I re-wired those little beauties! But even more than that……I can’t believe how simple it was.
Goodbye little brass fixtures. You won’t be missed. :)
3 fixtures by the garage and 2 by the front door……..5 total fixture replacements in one afternoon.
I couldn’t be more thrilled!
And to top off yesterday’s excitement……these little lovelies just bloomed from the previous owners planting them maybe last year(??). And Steve pointed them out to me, just as I finished wiring the last fixture. Blooming flowers always bring a smile to my face. And now…….so does installing a new light fixture! :)
Would you like a quick lesson in replacing an old light fixture??