The pics I’m sharing today aren’t all that exciting, but did ya’ll realize that installing dimmer switches is something you can do yourself? I knew it was easy, but decided I’d like to change out a couple of mine. So, I started in the dining room and it really was easy. The hardest part was taking out the ground wire that was inserted in the old lightswitch. Once I got it apart, it was a snap to put back together. On a single switch outlet, it’s just 2 wires around the screws and then inserting the ground wire back in the proper place, put it back together and you have instant dim and moody lighting. Of course, before you start this, TURN OFF THE POWER AT THE BREAKER BOX. And make sure you get the right one. If you’ve got a switch that has 2 or 3 boxes that turn it on, you’ll have to get a 3-way dimmer switch. But, for only one outlet, just a single box dimmer switch will work.
Here it is all put back together. It has a little slide to the side that moves up and down. I had to look at it all a bit, but it finally all came together.
And voila, instant mood! I love it and I’ve already put one on the new chandy in the beachy guestroom, as well as the big recessed lights in our livingroom.
It’s easy. You can do it too! I promise. 🙂
Linking to Kimba’s DIY party today.
Kate at Centsational Girl says
There is no such thing as too many dimmers. I put them up all over my house cause I’m a mood lighting gal, and I just couldn’t live without them !
Great tutorial too. 🙂
My hubby installed a dimmer switch in our dining room and it has made all the difference in the world. We can have a quiet supper with them low and a few candles or an energized breakfast with them on high. I love it! Karen
We are huge fans of dimmer switches at my house. Hubby has them on almost every light, including the ones outdoors.
I really liked the picture/poster of french castles. When you look at them it takes you somewhere mysterious yet at the same time you celebrate a moment in time in a romantic era you can only dream about. It would be wonderful to have this picture somewhere you could relax and dream.