My poor hubby! Pretty sure he knows I’m crazy—he’s been workin’ all day and he gets home and I’m ready with the cordless drill in hand, waitin’ for him at the door.
The project for the evening… have him help me install/replace the foyer light fixture! Of course it’s not just your run of the mill kinda light, it’s a chandy (as I like to call ’em) and HE hates installing those. Then top it off —-that special touch, a medallion for ADDED work.
But how beautiful is this?
Here are the “before” and “after” look. Big difference huh? See why you need to go the extra mile?
Here’s a closer look…
I took a white 19″ polyurethane ceiling medallion (Lowe’s $19.99) and painted the base black (acrylic) then touched up with gold antiquing gloss to give it a weathered/vintage look. (Surprisingly, I opened up the light fixture box and the finish was EXACTLY the same as the finish I applied (unplanned) on the medallion). Which now looks like an extension of the light fixture itself! Worked perfectly!
*Note: we’ve done many a light fixture and I can honestly tell you that the makers of such should really try makin’ the hollow bolt a little wider so that when you run the wirin’ thru it and screw it in place, it doesn’t get tangled up into a hot mess!!! Sheesh that gets us every time!
So for the hubby’s trouble, I made him an awesome dinner (like I do most nights), but I just told him it was special! LOL But now he won’t look forward to the light fixture I have for our dining room—-YIKES! But I’m so glad he’s so stinkin’ handy cause these projects are definitely a two person (could’ve used another set of hands on this) job!