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Thursday French Country Decor

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Today I want to share some DECOR HACKS with you. Why are they called hacks? Because someone came up with an idea to modify something into something even more beautiful.

I'm typically not really interested in "hacks", but rather upcycling and repurposing things. Given how each of these things started, I think that they could fall under one of these two categories that I love so much.

I'm sure you've seen those ceiling lights that are so simple their boring to look at. Here's an idea to update one's if you have them in your home.

Materials Needed:

  • Drum Shade with either a spider”, “uno” or “chimney” fitters 
  • Nylon Zip Ties
  • Pliers

Step 1. Remove the glass shade from your existing light fixture. Typically, this will be done by unscrewing the shade from three little screws on the side of the fixture, or, alternatively, one screw at the bottom of the shade.

Step 2. If light unscrews at the bottom, you may need to drill three little holes (use a very small bit) into the side of your fixture in order to use this technique (only if your fixture does not have these holes).

If you'd like to change the finish of your light fixture, you'll need to undue the wiring. This is very simple, but you need to be VERY - VERY CAREFUL. First, shut the light off on the wall!!!

  • Now remove the two plastic wire covers by twisting them counter-clockwise. NOW YOU HAVE THE WIRES EXPOSED!
  • THESE ARE LIVE WIRES! Very carefully pull the light fixture down and away from ceiling.
  • Now your ready to paint it.

After you've painted your light fixture and allowed it to fully dry, you'll need to reinstall it.

Simply put it back up on the ceiling, take one of your wires and twist it to one of the wires coming out of the ceiling clockwise. Do the same thing with the other wire. If you haven't shut the light off on the wall - YOU WILL BE ELECTRIFIED!

You can do this next step either with the light wired, or removed.

You'll so this on the (3) sides of your light.

This is a very simple thing to do, but you decide how your more comfortable doing it.

Voila - your new gorgeous French Country light!

Can you even believe this? Replacing your kitchen or bathroom back splash in an hour!

Found under "mosaic tile decals" on Amazon. Literally peel and stick decals that can simply go over your existing back splash.

This particular product:

  • 1.4 Times coverage areas: the size of the tile is 12"x12", which covers 40% more area than 10"x10" tile covers.
  • Peel and stick tile backsplash sticker, specially design for kitchen backsplash and bathroom backsplash
  • Easy do it yourself, peel and stick installation
  • Flexible and humidity resistant
  • Recommended Use: Kitchen island walls, bathroom backsplashes, bedroom walls, laundry rooms etc.

This is truly amazing and think that I'll be doing this in my kitchen over the ugly tiles with fruit.

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