Friday, April 29, 2011

Another fear tackled...

Have you ever made do with something because fear stands in your way?  

I have had this ceiling fan in my kitchen since I bought the house 6 years ago.  It wasn't something I would have chose to look at daily.  Replacing it was just an expense that I couldn't justify at the time...  until last week when I turned it off and the chain broke off inside. I can't say I wasn't a little upset at that moment.  Not because I would have to replace this dated piece but who was going to install another one.  I hate to ask for help. 

I have always loved the school house light but have you priced those things lately?   I thought I would check out Home Depot.  I walked into the light department and there it was, exactly the size and style I was looking for and the price was right... $50.00, I can handle that.  Oh wait it goes on sale in two days for $40.00... bonus.  The perfect size ceiling medallion was on for half price at $6.00, this is looking like my lucky day.

I spray painted the white medallion oil rubbed bronze and used Rub-n-Buff to highlight the design.

Okay fear you are about to get a kick in the butt... I am going to tackle this install myself.  I did my research first... not so bad. 

I turned off the breaker, then I unscrewed a few screws and removed the ceiling fan, easy peasy. 

I connected the wires and turned the breaker back on... IT WORKED... I was doing the happy dance right there. I ran down and turned the breaker back off and finished the install.

I use the daylight bulbs for lights... it gives you such a clean white light... no yellow.

there you have it... a new light.. all that stressing for nothing

I am in love with my new light and I am so proud that I tackled another one of my fears. 

What do you think?  Would you tackle this by yourself?

Hope you are all having a great day.



Granny said...

That looks wonderful. I'd have been more scared of standing on the ladder and working than working with electricity. I don't do heights well.

rachel said...

Way to go Deb! I don't think I'd ever mess with anything electrical... You rock!

Beckyjean said...

Love it Deb!! Great job!!


Connie the crafterbug said...

I really like the design around the trim and your kitchen is beautiful!

Denise said...

Nice Job! I leave the wiring up to our son.....after all that is his expertise, and if I didn't have him I know I would be too chicken to try myself. I smiled when I saw the photo with the wires exposed and saw the word "Believe" in the background, I guess you just had to "believe" that you could do it!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

electricity is a big fear of mine. oh, I can rewire a lamp anytime, but touch actually wires--no way!
love the medallion--very primly chic!

Brenda said...

Love that lamp Deb! Good for you on getting it wired and hung!


Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Deb, you brave gal:) That really looks nice. I've watched hubby do several of those installs and it does look easy and doesn't take too long. WTG! I'm proud of ya:)