Do you love all the light fixtures in your home? If not, do you wish you knew How to Install a Chandelier, so you don’t have to hire an electrician to do it? Today your wishes will be answered!
You know that moment when you see the perfect light fixture and you know you HAVE to have it in your home or you won’t be able to live another day? Okay, well maybe not the “live another day” part. But, you do know how it feels to fall head over heels in love with a light fixture. For me that light fixture was Magnolia Market’s chandelier. I wanted it, but the price tag was more than I wanted to pay. One day I got an email from Joanna (yes, THE Joanna Gaines from HGTVs Fixer Upper) letting me know that her store was having a lighting sale. I could not click on the link fast enough. Within a few days my lovely new chandelier arrived.
It was time to say goodbye to our old chandelier…
…and install my new chandelier.
Ready to learn how to install a new ceiling light or chandelier? Grab these few items:
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- Screwdrivers (flat and philips head)
- Wire strippers
- Needle-nosed pliers (need two)
- Non-contact voltage tester
- Tape Measure
Turn on your light fixture and shut off the power to the fixture. Check to see that the light is off.
Remove the light bulbs from the old fixture and set them aside.
Support the chandelier on a ladder or have a helper nearby to hold the fixture. Remove the canopy from the ceiling to expose the wiring. [Read more…]