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  • Welcome!…

    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), wife, mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

Let the Projects Begin!…

…. said w/ the same excitement as “let the games begin”!  Any other Hunger Games readers out there?  <tap, tap> Is this thing on? 😛

We knew moving into our new house was going to present us w/ lots of little projects to work on.. Nothing in dire need of being done immediately, but definitely details that we wanted to change out, and switch up a bit.  One of the very first tasks I tackled was updating the lighting fixture in what has become my office area.  It was a bright, shiny brass… not so much our style.  I knew eventually we would replace it, but I thought I would give painting it a shot.  The worst that would happen, is we’d have to follow through w/ purchasing the new one sooner rather than later 🙂

After shutting off the circuit breaker, I un-wired the chandelier, took it down, and headed out to the garage.  I removed all of the glass parts, and lightbulbs, then stuffed cotton balls into the sockets to prevent them from getting paint inside.  A quick spray paint w/ a nickel finish, and it was looking pretty spiffy!

Please remember to turn your circuit breaker off before starting any type of electrical project… My husband advised this was my first & last electrical type of project.. lol  I promised him there was no risk during the process 😉

Here are the before & after shots… I love how it turned out!  Erik even asked, “I thought we were gonna pick out a new fixture together?” when he came home and saw it.  He thought it was a completely different one!  This definitely works for now, and really did update the space w/ such a minor change.

A few other little updates too, that included; new lamp, shelf hung up w/ pictures displayed, new roll up blinds (white from tan w/ red threading)

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