So, after purchasing this chandelier 2 weeks ago, I decided yesterday that I was going to find someone to re-wire it. After several phone calls, I found there are only 2 people in our area that do this. The first place charged $45.00/hour + material cost. The second I went by with the light to get an estimate: $120.00!
So what did I do? I called my Uncle Tommy who is an electrician. I asked him if this was something that I could do myself or did I need to have it done by someone else. He said that I could do it myself - it wasn't that hard to do.
That was 7pm.
After quickly taking the light apart - which was pretty easy by the way - I headed off to Lowes to get the parts I needed. I spent $15.00 for them, including the 6 bulbs needed.
That was 8pm.
So, while Scott and I were watching The Bucket List, I was rewiring the light. Now, I must confess that the sockets were in good shape and didn't need replacing. If that were the case, it would have taken me much longer.
Ready to hang. 10pm.
So Scott, knowing that I need to get projects done THEN (bad habit of mine), agreed to help me hang it. It took a little while to get it anchored, but here is the end result! The lighting is beautiful - so much prettier than the other one we had. I didn't even recognize the light on the ceiling last night that I see in the picture!
So, necessity is the mother of invention. When that guy quoted me $120.00, I quickly learned how to rewire a light!