Hey, it wasn’t easy. But its done! The old lights have been replaced with these gorgeous new downlights.
I am thrilled – to say the least 😉
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.
Having an accessible roof cavity was a great blessing honestly. It made the wiring job a lot easier for these guys.
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 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. God bless the home delivery system.
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. Like I said, the base coat plaster was magic. All it now needs is a coat of paint.
It was wrap up after nearly 10 hours of work – no kidding!!
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.
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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