Making of Arcadia
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A “starry” ceiling

Hey, it wasn’t easy. But its done! The old lights have been replaced with these gorgeous new downlights.

Downlights installed.

I am thrilled – to say the least 😉

Old chandelier being removed

To begin with, the old lights had to come down. I was actually a wee bit sad to pull down the old chandelier. It was old, but it gave the room a nice cosy feel – I probably won’t throw it away.

Wiring through the ceiling cavity

Having an accessible roof cavity was a great blessing honestly. It made the wiring job a lot easier for these guys.

Lots of wires - of course

At one point there was just a lot of holes in the ceiling with wires just hanging off them. The job seemed endless!!

And of course lots of tools. Had to save my new timber floor from being scratched by them.

And of course there were lots of tools – everywhere. Had to save my new timber floor from being scratched by them.

Always time for some pizza & garlic bread...

Always time for some pizza & garlic bread. God bless the home delivery system.

The gyprock base coat to cover the holes

The old lights of course left a number of holes. But this gyprock base coat was magic. It made them vanish – almost.

Downlights ready. Old holes being plastered.

Downlights ready. Old holes being plastered. Like I said, the base coat plaster was magic. All it now needs is a coat of paint.

Wrap up time - finally!

It was wrap up after nearly 10 hours of work – no kidding!!

There was a lot to clean up.

There was a lot to clean up. A LOT. 
The house was full of dust. Thank heavens for my habit of stocking numerous bed sheets, I was able to save us some cleaning time because I had all the items in the house covered up using bedsheets – and SS dares to ask me why we have so many bed sheets.. Ha.

Downlights installed.

By nightfall, I was happy with my “starry” ceiling. What do you think?

Next step is to install the Z-Wave switches to get our geek on with lighting automation!!

Btw, the electricians we used was City Light Electrical. They were introduced through referral and since they were starting a new company, we were also their first few clients and they made sure we got competitive quotes. And they were nice. We like good quotes and nice people 😉

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