27th Year Challenge – Month 4

So I know this is late.  I didn’t even do my November project until December.  Oh well – that’s real life.

We installed this light fixture in our kitchen months ago – like I think 8 or 9 months ago.  And look at that ugly light above the sink.  Seriously.  Who installs that in their kitchen?  I think it belongs outdoors as a security light.  Anyway, as you can see below, we replaced that guy too.

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And as you can see, the lights don’t hang evenly.  The cords were way to long when we hung it so we had to cut the wires and shorten them.  Despite my best efforts, I could not get the lights to hang at the same length.  Chase and I tried to even them out 4 times, each time only to step down off the kitchen island to find one hanging longer or shorter than the others.  So we decided since we had some time off, we’d tackle it one more time before calling a professional.

After cursing at the light and me yelling at Chase for no good reason (except why can’t guys read our minds, ladies?  Seriously.), we actually got it right!  This was an iPhone pic but pretty clearly shows we finally accomplished the most dreaded task on our to-do list. Literally, it was the most dreaded.  And you can see we replaced the light above the sink.photo

After leveling the lights, I painted the ceiling around the fixture.  The old one was much larger and the previous ceiling color was some sort of weird cream so we needed to do some touch-ups.

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Pretty boring but we are so thrilled to have this item crossed off the list!  Slowly but surely, we will get through this list!  Now if only I had completed my December project…