Apr 27, 2011

Ottava Light

During the week that my parents were visiting, I got a quick electrical lesson from my dad (he's a well-rounded guy with lots of talents!).  I've never hung a light before, but with so many boob lights (seriously, that's what they're called, ha) around my house, it's about time I learned a thing or two about electrical wires and switching out light fixtures.

This is the light that was in my son's room (the boob light)... I couldn't wait to take it down.

Light

I bought the Ottava light from Ikea... it's an industrial-looking-light and I thought a hanging light would be a more interesting replacement, especially since the ceiling is ten feet high.

Ottava

Here goes.... after a few instructions from my dad, I climbed the ladder and started my first project (don't let this picture fool you, he was up on that ladder more than I was!).

Light

After a little unscrewing, wire twisting and tightening, the Ottava light was hung... lights on...

Light

Lights off...

Light

And one more light picture...

Light

Love it and for $29.99, I really couldn't beat the price!

Can you guess the next project for this room?  Can you say C-U-R-T-A-I-N-S???

3 comments:

  1. The light looks awesome and I love that gallery wall! Great job, girl!

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  2. Thanks!!! I love that light and love the price...

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  3. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

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