Marriage is an amazing thing. If you are lucky like I am, you’ll find a wonderful person to spend the rest of your life with. And like my wife, she’ll spend her free time thinking of projects to keep you out of trouble. The better you do with each passing task the more complex the next project. Well, at least that’s how things go here.
I swear since we bought a home it has been one thing after another. I’m not just talking about the little things like touching up a little paint here or a loose door knob there, I’m talking full on projects! Of course, last Monday was no different.
Over the weekend, I received several not so subtle hints that I needed to figure out how to switch the chandelier in the kitchen for a recessed light. To my wife’s credit she did offer to help.
“Honey, can I give you a hand switching out that light in the kitchen? We just need to pop in a new one, it should be quick!”
Hearing these words, I knew I was in trouble. If I put it off any longer, Lord only knows what I’d come home to. The visions of half the kitchen ceiling missing were enough to inspire me to action.
So, after getting the wife her morning coffee, I got with the get. A quick trip to Home Depot and we were ready for action. Luckily for me, I had already replaced a janky pendulum light the old owner had installed in a recessed fixture. I wish I had a photo of the old one. It was an electrical accident looking or a place to happen. The weight of the excess cord was trying to pull the whole fixture out of the ceiling. (shakes his head)
I settled on a 5’’ recessed light so I wouldn’t have to make a bigger hole in kitchen ceiling. To be honest, I was a little freaked out about doing this little project, you really never know what you are going to find behind drywall. But at the end of the day it’s better to know than not to. At least that’s what I told myself.
The moment of truth came and went without incident. A few hours of work and a lot of vacuuming and we had a new recessed light in the kitchen. Here are a few action shots.
Success! I wonder what the next project will be?