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.
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.