What better way to modernize the room than to take the can lights down and put in pendants? Have you been to a lighting store lately to see how many pendant lights are available? Trust me, it’s overwhelming. That was probably the hardest part of the project. My wife and I had to agree on pendant lights – not an easy task.
Installing the Pendants
Here’s where my fear set in. I was going to do electric work? Scary. But in reality, it wasn’t scary. To install the pendant lights, all I had to do was unscrew the can lightbulbs and measure how far down I wanted the pendants to sit.
My company mostly does commercial work and walls, so cabinets was pretty new to me. Luckily, I have a buddy who is a painter in Palos Heights and does cabinets all the time, so I leaned on him a lot.
Plan the right time. I have gotten lucky with my dumpster rental company in Aurora and typically get my bin the same day. During busier times, you may have to schedule it out a bit. Think about what you’ll have to work around to get the dumpster in the right place. Parking can be an issue, especially if you have a small driveway, so consider that too.
Look, some people take this project on themselves, but I don’t recommend it because hardware store products aren’t as high quality as the commercial products professionals use and the end result turns out much better with industrial-grade equipment. So, in the end, I hired a bathtub refinishing company in Elmhurst to do this for me.
Our tub was dingy brown and had some visible wear, after researching I found that a professional can refinish this fairly affordably. So I left that task up to a local guy I found with great reviews and we are pleasantly pleased. He did it in one day and that kept us on track to get the whole project done in about two weekends. If you’re out in the Florida regions, I have some family out that way that hired this company for bathtub refinishing in Lakeland FL.
Cleaning the outside of your home? What? Who has time for that? I had these same thoughts, trust me. But then when I took a close look at my siding, I knew what had to be done. I did some research to make sure I was doing it right because power washing is very powerful, […]
Are you tired of the look of your bathroom tiles? I was too. But, the problem is that they were in good condition. I didn’t see a need to tear them all down and start over. So what was I to do? I stumbled across a neat tutorial that made me think. You can paint […]
I’m sure you’ve seen wainscoting before – it’s quite the trend. Even as a painter, I love the look of wainscoting. Of course, the top half of the wall should be properly painted. That’s my specialty, wainscoting wasn’t, but I wanted to know how to do it and to transform my dining room, so that’s […]
Paint changes everything, right? Okay, yes I’m a painter so I’m a little biased, but it’s true; so much so that I decided to paint my wooden staircase. It had seen better days and I wanted a change. I didn’t realize just how much just a few coats of paint could really change things, but […]
Are you thinking of painting your kitchen? I want to caution you before you start. It’s a big project, probably one of the biggest you’ll undertake in your home. For some, it just makes sense to hire a professional (if you’re in IL, check out these house painters in Elgin).
Are you tired of the same look in your bathroom, but don’t want to spend the big bucks remodeling it? I didn’t either, but my wife and I were tired of the look in our guest bathroom. It was originally decorated for the kids, but they have since grown and moved on with their own […]
Are you looking for a simple way to spruce up a room? I have recently fallen in love with woodworking and I stumbled across the beauty of crown molding. I always knew it existed, of course, but I didn’t realize just how much it could spruce up a room. It’s not that hard to do […]