DIY but don’t forget to turn off the electric!

This weekend was a super productive weekend! One of those, let’s-finish-that-day-project kind of weekends. So I had my list and headed out to Home Depot early.

Have you ever asked someone if you can help them with something but you say it with teeth grinding? Like you want to seem like you’re being nice but really hoping they say no, thanks anyway? Well I had one of those moments in Home Depot. One of the employees asked me if I needed help in the light area (note: girl starring at a bunch of lights with a sample from home in one hand and a phone in the other searching YouTube always needs help!! 🙂 ) So I said “yes, actually I do….” And went on and on about the light project. My question was followed by “I was going to call someone for you. Dennis can help you. I work in garden and don’t know much about this.” Well then, that was definitely one of those where this sweet lady was probably hoping I would say no, I don’t need help 🙂 But I did appreciate her calling Dennis!

The result, a Hampton Bay Kelso 4-Light Brushed Nickel LED Track Lighting box.

Kitchen-light-led

First I had to take down the track lighting that was already up there.  Luckily I started reading the instructions of the new light fixture and it said to turn the electric off at the circuit breaker… so I turned off the air, tv and other unidentified stuff before the lights went out. Can I just say #girlproblems

With my screwdriver in hand, it was down with the old….

Kitchen-light-before

and up with the new!

Kitchen-light-after

I’m pretty impressed with my work. I mean, the lights worked the first time!   These LED lights save so much energy!  I can touch them when they are on and not get burned!  <— who touches track lighting lights, anyway?

This wasn’t my only project this weekend!  I bought a Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter a long time ago but never put it together.  While at Home Depot (and thinking of that garden lady) I took a trip out to the garden center and consulted with the experts.  The result, my new cherry tomato plant!

Topsy-turvey-tomato-planter

Also on the shopping list was spackle!  Time to fill in all those random holes in the walls from old tenants and do some touch up painting!

Paint-with-emmie

Emmie really liked the sponge brushes.  I think she thought they were her toys which meant they weren’t safe!  Toys- 0 Emmie – 1

I felt extremely productive this weekend, very homeowner-ish.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get much (ok, any!) studying done this weekend.  So next week should be really fun! 🙂

Did you do any DIY projects this weekend?  What’s on your to-do list that you haven’t been doing for some time? 

 

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