Electrical

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Mid-Century Modern Lighting Options for Millie’s Remodel

Mid-Century Modern design is a trend that is sweeping the design world by storm. While researching lighting options for Millie's Remodel, I curated a list of possible light fixtures. Here are some of my favorite mid-century modern lighting options. Mid-Century…
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3 Ways to Shorten Light Fixtures for Low Ceilings

Hey all, do you have eight foot ceilings or lower? Have you lamented the fact that the light fixtures you love will be too tall for your height-challenged ceilings? Well put that light fixture back in your cart because I'm here today to show…
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Saving Etta: Laundry Room Update and a No Hands Light Switch

Saving Etta: Laundry Room Update and a No Hands Light Switch About that Saving Etta laundry room, did you get a peek last week? If you missed it, I showed you how I installed the cement tile floor. We can all agree, the star of the laundry…
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How to Install a USB Charging Outlet

Learn how you can make simple electrical upgrades to your home. Today I'll show you how to install an outlet that charges your USB devices and powers your appliances at the same time. How to Install a USB Charging Outlet I'm so excited to…
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How to Update Ugly Recessed Can Lights with Energy Efficient LED Lights

Do you have those old discolored recessed can lights in your home that use big hot flood bulbs? If so, it's time for an upgrade! How to Update Ugly Recessed Can Lights with Energy Efficient LED Lights Today I want to show you how to update…

How to Install Smart Dimmer Switches

Learning how to install smart dimmer switches is one of those DIY skills that will improve your home and make life easier for you. How to Install Leviton's Decora Smart Dimmer Switches I've resisted installing a lot of smart technology in…

How to Install a Video Doorbell

How to Install a Video Doorbell Do you want to install a video doorbell at your house so you can keep tabs on who's at the door? You may be one of many who want to see who comes to the door when you aren't home (or even when you are but don't…
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How to Repair a Dishwasher

How to Repair a Dishwasher: Control Panel The holidays are here and your kitchen will surely be getting a work out! Now is NOT the time for your dishwasher to break. Recently we found ourselves with a non-functional dishwasher. The control panel…

Warm Solution for a Cold Room

Warm Solution for a Cold Room I'm excited to share this solution with anyone who has a cold room in their home. Sometimes a room may be cold because it lacks a heating duct, is missing insulation, or is on a concrete slab. Whatever the reason,…
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15 Amazing DIY Lighting Ideas

15 Amazing DIY Lighting Ideas Lighting can make a dramatic statement in any room and is a crucial element of good design. A great light fixture not only adds style, but it creates a mood and vastly impacts how you feel. One of the biggest benefits…

Add Energy Efficient LED Fixtures in Recessed Can Lights

If you're like me you are in tune with saving money and saving the environment. Over time I've been switching several light fixtures and bulbs in my house to more energy efficient LED bulbs. During the past few years there have been many…
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Installing the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan I Ever Laid Eyes Upon

I'm super excited to share you How to Install the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan I Ever Laid Eyes Upon! You remember last month when I gave my stepmom's screen porch a drab to fab makeover, right? Well, I didn't really complete the makeover.…
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How to Install Landscape Lights and Repel Mosquitoes

Pop Quiz: How can you beautify your yard AND repel mosquitoes at the same time? Do you give up? Introducing the new NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System. As a resident of the North Carolina, we fight a losing…

Convert a Recessed Light to Accept a Hardwire Fixture

Things are winding up at my client's home. We've been getting her 3000 sq. ft. home ready to sell. Most of the changes we've made have been simple cosmetic changes. A few outdated light fixtures have been updated. In the kitchen, I wanted…
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DIY Twinkling Pendant Light + Lighting Challenge Link Up

Happy Leap Day! How was your weekend? I had so much fun making this DIY Twinkling Pendant Light.  This idea has been floating in my head for a while. It's a relatively easy light to make. You need very few supplies. I used a waste paper…
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DIY Lighting Challenge

I have a love affair with lighting. Lights are akin to your home's jewelry. But, that "jewelry" can be expensive unless you DIY your own light fixtures. How about you? Do you like to make your own light fixtures or lamps? If you do too,…

How to Add a Switch to a Light Fixture

Have you ever wanted to replace a pull chain light with a standard light fixture and a switch? If so, I have a tutorial for you on How to Add a Switch for a Light Fixture! A while ago my sons and I watched the movie, A Series of Unfortunate…

How to Install a Chandelier

Do you love all the light fixtures in your home? If not, do you wish you knew How to Install a Chandelier, so you don't have to hire an electrician to do it? Today your wishes will be answered! You know that moment when you see the perfect…
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Wall Mounted TV with Hidden Wires Tutorial

Do you have a flat screen TV? Do you have children? Wish you could mount your TV on the wall for space and safety? Or have you already mounted your TV, but the wires are visible and hang below your screen? GASP—not the dreaded visible…
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How to Install a Wall Sconce Light Fixture

Do your wall sconces annoy you? Are they stuck in the 90's, 80's, or worse yet the 70's? When I picked out these sconces several years ago, they were the only ones I could find that I thought were okay. But, with a living room makeover in…
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How to Install an Exterior Motion Sensor Light

Nothing deters a thief like a well lit area. But truth be told, I needed this light to illuminate the path when taking out the trash. There is nothing like walking out the door with the trash in your hands after dark and realizing that you…
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How to Make a Mosaic Tile Lamp Shade #Lowes Creator

Want to make a lamp shade that will bring some style and bling to your home? All you need are a few mosaic tile sheets, a lamp shade top piece, and some thread. In no time you'll have a beautiful Mosaic Tile Lamp Shade! Materials: (I've…
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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

I've installed probably a dozen ceiling fans in my life. Pretty Handsome Guy was remarking to me last night, "Wait, you mean you've never written a tutorial on how to install a ceiling fan on the blog?" It's true, most of the installs were…
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DIY Button Pendant Light {#LowesCreator Idea}

While I was house touring on Tybee Island and having  fun antique and salvage shopping in Savannah, I spied some bare lamp shade frame hanging lights. They immediately inspired me to design a DIY Button Pendant Light for over my bedside…
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How to Install a Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensor on a 3-way Switch

Teaching kids to turn off the lights in a room they are no longer in is a tough job. No matter how many times I try to explain that leaving the lights on wastes electricity, it just doesn't seem to sink in. In their defense, they are like…
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How to Install a Hard-Wired Pendant Light

You may have noticed that pretty little seedy glass pendant light over our sink from my video the other day. It was a breeze to install, so I want to share with you the tutorial. (I've included affiliate links for your convenience. I earn…
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Drywall Installation Tips and Kitchen Progress Update

I'd rather not say that I'm seeing the light at the end of this long renovation tunnel (for fear of jinxing myself.) But, I definitely have caught a glimpse of the finish line. Last week my kitchen designer emailed me to let me know that my…
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How to Install Recessed Lights

Kitchen progress is definitely moving along (hooray!!!) We now have recessed lighting in our ceiling and it really helps even out the lighting in the kitchen. Plus getting rid of the semi-flush light fixtures makes the ceiling feel taller. We…
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When and Why You Should Get a Permit

When and Why You Should Get a Permit Have you heard the horror stories about filing for a permit and the subsequent inspections? Did you hear the tale about the inspector that made the electrician pull everything out and start over? Have you…
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How to Install Radiant Floor Heat using WarmlyYours

Are you ready to get toasty today? Today is the day that I'll be showing you how to install the WarmlyYours TempZone radiant floor heat. Can I tell you a little secret? I was terrified! I was so fearful of breaking the heating wire, that I…
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5 Minute Light Upgrade – Converting a Recessed Light to a Pendant

This post really should be titled: How to convert a can light in 5 minutes or less (if you aren't shooting tutorial photos every 30 seconds), and why did it take me 6 months to do this?! But, that would be a looooonnggggg title. I'll spare…
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How to Solder Metals Together – Tool Tutorial Friday

  Wheee, it's another episode of Tool Tutorial Friday! Do y'all miss TTF? I do too, but this handy gal only has so many tools in her toolbox. I added a new one a few weeks ago, a soldering iron. When I was in college, I took a stained…
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Circle Diamond Pattern Light Fixture – Updating a Brass Light Fixture

I have been dying to share this tutorial with you! This project was inexpensive and it made such a big impact in our mudroom. It started with a few Habitat ReStore light fixtures and some NEW! Martha Stewart glass paint and ended up adding…
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Update Your Ceiling Fan with Paint

I'm back, but only for a minute  because I'm working hard on transforming our pinky-beige bonus room into an art and craft studio fit for an art show! This is compounded by the fact that the room has many angles and dormers. Who knew that…
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How to Make Farmhouse Style Metal Pendant Light

I admit it, I believe in UFOs. I've seen them, honestly! I even captured a picture of two of them, see: Yup, we have two UFOs that are frequently seen in our kitchen. Why did I purchase and install them when we first moved in? I'll never…
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Anthropology Inspired Pendant Light – DIY Talent Shabby Creek Cottage

TGIF, TGIF, TGIF!  Can you hear the crowd chanting? Yup, it's Friday and today we have a real powerhouse of a DIYer in the Talent Parade. Here comes Gina with her baton in hand, she has the crowds on their feet and they are ready for a super…
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How to Fix a Broken Lamp – DIY Talent Condo Blues

Can you hear the bass drum and the band playing? The DIY Talent Parade is in full swing now. Lisa from Condo Blues is striding this way and ready to show off her mad electrical skills. I recently met Lisa at Blissdom and she is a real fun…
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How to Spray Paint Brass Light Fixtures

The other day I showed you how to swag a chandelier. I think many of you fell in love with my sunny yellow light fixture (painted Summer Squash by Rustoleum.) Admit it, you fell for her! I will tell you how you can get your own! It shouldn't…
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How to Swag a Light Fixture

  Do you have a chandelier that is a little "off" in your dining room? Do you curse the electrician that didn't bother to think about centering a hanging light fixture? Yeah, me too! I  had this problem in our laundry room. Granted,…
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How to Add an Outlet Extender

  Today I am going to show you How to Add an Outlet Extender. On Monday I showed you how easy it is to install the Flow Wall panels. The only thing that will slow you down is if you run into a light switch or an outlet. But, that's easily…