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I wanted to build a light fixture for my kitchen - but meet local codes. This was how I did it. Anything hard-wired in becomes part of the home, where something plugged in has a lot less requirements. I still hope to 'overbuild' anything for safety as well as quality. It's a good idea to research your attic's construction, look for any low-hanging wires, and to learn about light color while you're at it. Light color is rated in ° K (Degrees Kelvin). White hot is just too bright for most homes, but just fine for Lowes, Target, and Home Depot. 2700° is a nice warm/cozy look, 3000° will brighten things up, 3300° is a typical office, and anything over 4000° is just too bright for a home in my opinion. NOTE: You must research your local codes. If in doubt contact an electrician. The new outlet in the ceiling does not require a GFCI if the outlet is 6' away from a sink. Since you're building your own light fixture, a power cord from a device plugging into the outlet 6' or less will typically keep an inspector happy should you ever sell your home. Source: https://www.thespruce.com/kitchen-electrical-code-basics-1821527, and my local master electrician.
Okay so for those of you who might actually still have some old cd's lying around- this is the perfect craft (assuming you no longer listen to them). And for you young in's- go hit up a thrift store! We have been super excited to add onto our zest little garden. From new plantings and labels to garden art- the list keeps growing! I think one of the best parts about gardens are that anything really goes! After all, it's supposed to be an adventure and show growth and creativity, right? So here is a little combo or creativity mixed with recycling too! Original Blog Post Photo Credit Anya McInroy
Have you heard of paint pouring? I think it's a new trend that's happening right now! But I'm going one step further to pour using a sink strainer! Who knew a strainer could create amazing art? And without ever touching a paint brush, too? This is so me!
17 of our favorite DIY Halloween decorations
This was how it all started. I had an urge to cut hexagons and make the edges beveled, so I did.
I didn’t really have a project in mind, I just kept cutting hexagons, putting them on the ground, and staring. (I stared at them a lot.)
At some point, I thought I should probably decide what to do with the hexagons before going any further....
I have been drooling over those lettered message boards that are all over the blogs these days, however, I haven't been able to justify the expense. I just HAD to come up with a way to have a message board that was not only pretty but affordable. What I came up with IS less expensive and also stands alone as decor. With the traditional letter message boards, you would also have to have other decor around it to dress it up a bit. It doesn't 'stand alone'. That is how I looked at it anyway. :)
Mom was tired of her primitive/country decor theme and wanted a change. She wanted the "Joanna Gaines look" and who better to help her "gain" that look then her very own "Joanne". LOL Mom already had the wrought iron scrolls. She bought the cream Fleur De Lys off of Kijiji and I gave them all a new backdrop to make them pop. Its a pretty way to dress up simple wall decor and give it that "Joanna -- Fixer Upper" look, don't you think?
Hi everybody! I know We aren’t even passed Halloween, but I whipped these fun little guys up last weekend and I just couldn’t wait to share! I am busy getting ready for the Thorndale Christmas Open House, so that means from now until December 4th, I am in full on Christmas mode!!!
I took part in a thrift store swap with my fellow DIY bloggers to create some inspiring pieces. You can read the whole story on the blog (if you wish), but I had to upcycle two items - an old drawer and an empty pickle jar. I decided to make it pretty and turn it into a beautiful spring centerpiece at a fraction of cost (using items I already had at home). If you are re-creating this, I promise it will not cost you too much!
Do you own old frayed towels? We have quite a few old towels, at least twenty years old or more. They work just as well as when bought, but look distinctly tired. I hate to throw them away but wouldn’t put them out for guests! There is no need to throw them away. Give your towels a new lease of life, add some personality with your own custom bias binding. This project is perfect for using up fabric scraps.