It's the Little Things That Make All the Difference

Hello lovelies,

The small touches are almost complete.  And yes, I hired a third handyman!  His fees were even more reasonable than the first two AND he took the time to show me how to be an electrician (if I absolutely had to).  No thank you, but I enjoyed the tutorial.

So, Handyman #3 installed a ceiling fan and changed all the electrical receptacles and the light switch out so that they would all be white.  Before they were all beige with these grooves in them.  I honestly think they were the originals. 

I learned so much about "hot" wires and grounding wires, so much so that the electrician said he would test me by allowing me to install my next ceiling fan while he assisted me.  EEEEK!

After I had the room painted, there were some areas that got missed and a few that needed to be touched up.  Instead of calling him back, I just did the work myself.  It was kind of therapeutic.

p.s.  I found my curtains.  I'm not certain they will look right in the space with the comforter set I have, but I'm not opposed to purchasing another set to match while white is still in season, if they're a reasonable price.  I think I need a set of panels without trim and decorations; just plain.

Tomorrow I hope to have my bed reassembled and placed back in this room.  Then I can truly put the room together.  In the meantime, I'm looking for a thrifted dresser that I can makeover for this space.  The dresser I had in there (the one from my childhood) is not really what I want in the space anymore.

What about you?  Working on any home improvement projects?

Note:  All of these photos were taken at night, so the true color of the paint doesn't show.

Until next time,


  1. Great progress! I just spent 14 hours in my attic with my electrician running new wires to all the light fixtures to bring them up to code. UGH. Glad that nastiness is over!

    Have a great week Elisabeth!

  2. We don't have much in the way of home improvements going on. We went to a local Home and Garden show on Saturday. We want to do some improvements to our property like remove the small patch of grass and replace it with rocks which is very popular here.

  3. The room looks great Libby! I love the gray and white. The curtains look perfect for the space. Ceiling fans are a must for me after moving into my first place that had them in every room. Now I can't live without them! Jim just replaced our kitchen counter outlet with a GFCI one. Luckily he knows what he is doing.

  4. Indeed, my friend, it's the little things that matter :) You are making great progress!

    Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs!

  5. I can't wait to see your room finished! The new switches and receptacles add a nice contrast to the dark walls. I think you should name this room the Black & White Bedroom and use plain decorations because it doesn't need anything else, it stands on its own.
    Manual work help us focus and relax, doesn't it? Have a very nice weekend.


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