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Thursday, July 7, 2011
It's a DIY Moment
Next job, a light switch that had no cover. In my quest to update our house, I wanted all the outlets and switches updated to the new square ones. Why be happy with just new doors. My boys, who have long ago moved out, replaced most of these things for me. In the main entryway there is a 3 gang switch. Lots of wires in there, and in the process of replacing things the box in the wall broke. It was so wonky, that new switch plate covers just snapped and broke. I tried everything, but nothing seemed to work. My solution was to hang a quilt over it. That's all great and well, but we really needed to get some kind of cover on the thing. The electrician who worked on my basement suggested I loosen the screws for the 3 switches and allow them to move around a bit. Great idea, and I finally got around to it today. Guess what? It works. :-)
I have become attached to the quilt in the entryway
Still hiding things...
So it stays! But I have the satisfaction of knowing that I managed to fix it myself, and I am feeling pretty proud over it all. Who knew I could do it? :-) Girls, it really isn't as hard as you might think. Just gotta get up the gumption, know who to ask, and how to read directions! Of course how many years did it take me?????
Got anything on your list that you might be able to do yourself????? It's kinda of fun, and the bragging rights go on and on...... Look out Mr Moosestash!
:-) :-) :-)
Posted by Calicojoan at 7:17 PM
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You're Right... Home Improvement projects can be very satisfying.ReplyDelete
My son and I built a room in the basement for him... It was a huge project, but it was so good to finish it. (I did hire someone to come in and do the ceiling... I tried three different methods, none of which worked. I spent over $100 on machine rental, materials, etc. Invested hours upon hours. Then I hired a guy for $200 and he was in and out in less than 90 minutes, and it looks awesome!! Some things are just meant to be left for the professionals!
Does mowing a large, large lawn count????ReplyDelete
Oh, my dear, yes DIY!!! I have sheet rocked, laid porceline tile, hung doors, replaced toilets, and replaced drive shafts on old Broncos! I even keep my own set of power tools! DH's are too heavy :-) If I haven't done it - and it needs done and DH won't (doesn't want) to do it - I will figure it out!ReplyDelete
Impressive. You'll be running a DIY blog soon instead of quilting. All that money will go into tools instead of your stash. Watch out!!ReplyDelete
Awesome Lady.....you are!ReplyDelete
Yep...I know the feeling...aReplyDelete
fix-it" man that has run his course of fixing things. Wizard...I call him (my hubby)
...can fix almost anything when he puts his mind to it. But, now that he is 63, he doesn't want to put his mind to much of anything that is in ill-repair.
I've taken to doing a few things. But, I always worry that I could make things worse.
but...YOU GO GIRL!! great fix!
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