We no longer have ugly 1980’s can lights in the master bedroom – woohoo!!! This afternoon I spent 3 hours installing the 2 remaining LED track lights. I seriously thought I’d been up there for an hour, but I started at 2pm and didn’t emerge until 5pm! Happy Hour – woohoo! 🙂 As I write this, I’m enjoying a glass of well earned Sangria.
It was so much fun re-living my Amsterdam trip via my last #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] posts that I decided to write a series about our Panama Canal Cruise in April 2013! From April 1, 2013, through April 16, 2013, Jim and I joined the Ferguson clan [aka my husband’s wonderful family] on a 2 week cruise through the Panama Canal. My father-in-law surprised everyone with the 16-day trip aboard the 12 story Celebrity Infinity.
Replacing the ugly 1980’s can lights in the master bedroom has been on my “to do” list for quite a while. Two weeks ago I picked up 4 super cheap [$10!] LED track lights at IKEA which I thought would be perfect. Hubby agreed. Last week I installed one of them, and yesterday after work I installed a 2nd. The best part is we’ve jumped from 130 lumens per light to 600 lumens per light!
As you probably know by now, I HATE TO SHOP. Hate it. I do almost all of my shopping online. 99% of what I need can be found at either Amazon.com or Gap.com. But shopping online bypasses the “browsing” element of shopping. I often miss out on stuff I’d otherwise feel compelled to buy. Which can be a good thing AND a bad thing!
I wrote this post on 3/5/15. It will publish automatically on 3/19/15 at 6am and is part of my #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] series. It marks the conclusion of my trip to Amsterdam in June 2011. It includes highlights of some of the weirder things I saw, including an erotic super market… As well as house boats, Central Station, icebergs [!] and what a raw herring sandwich tastes like.
I just added this project [and 2 others] to my list of projects to complete in 2015. Is it cheating to add projects I know I’m about to complete? I yanked them off my Future Projects page and snuck them onto my Current Projects page *grin*. Yesterday, in addition to replacing the light over the kitchen sink, I also replaced the light over the master bathroom sinks.
The LED light over our kitchen sink has been acting up for a while. The 3 LED bulbs would flicker, go out, come back on, etc. – very annoying. The whole thing was definitely in need of replacing. Last week I disconnected it so I could see if it was hard-wired or plugged into a hidden outlet. It was hard-wired. So over the weekend hubby and I went to Home Depot and bought an LED replacement.
Yesterday after work I put up 2 of the Hemnes shelves I bought at IKEA on Wednesday. They’re solid pine that’s been stained white. I’m not sure what “white stain” is. They look painted. I moved the couch and chair, got up on the ladder, and screwed them into the window frame above the big window in the living room overlooking the river.
I wrote this post on 3/5/15. It will publish automatically on 3/12/15 at 6am and is part of my #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] series. It’s a continuation of last week’s post about my trip to Amsterdam in June 2011. It covers Westerkerk Church and Bell Tower, the many unique shutters, church towers, and clocks I saw, and our beautiful 5-star hotel room!
I am ALISON, aka Nine Dark Moons. Welcome to my little corner of the world! I hope you will stay a while & read some stories about my DIY projects, my creative exploits, and the adorable animals that cross my path.