My adventures in Miniatures and other artistic endeavors, and all the mischief I get sidetracked in along the way. . .
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Mischief in the "RL" House
Yep, real life gets in the way again! Most of us who work on miniatures love to work in our own houses as well.
I found this Tiffany style light in Lowe's a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. I have several Tiffany style lights in my house. No surprise there, is there? My kitchen has recessed lights, and I thought it should be pretty easy to convert the recessed light to the pendant one I bought. Let's say it began an adventure.
I bought a kit (recommended by the guy at Home Depot) and installed it all myself. I was so proud! It lit up and everything all in under an hour. I figured, Hey, I can do this in miniature, how hard can it be? Well, it was pretty easy, especially with a kit I purchased. The plan was for my husband to come home from playing softball and me to proudly announce, "Look what I did!"
Unfortunately, the kit wasn't quite the right thing for the type of recessed light in my ceiling, and it directed me to screw the hardware into non existant brackets, and basically I was trying to attach it to air.
Days later and several trips to Home Depot and Lowe's, I was told that if I ever started a project like this again, my husband would kill me. Yeah, yeah, famous last words! :) It's up, and it is gorgeous!