Hi my name is Sharon and I hoard collect magazines. I was going thru a pile today thinking I should get rid of some, then I remembered that I had this metal egg crate.
It usually sits outside in the summer, upside down with a potted geranium on top, but I just brought it in so it wouldn't completely rust away during the winter. It is the perfect size for magazines. I put it in the guest room, added a piece of foam core to the bottom so the magazines don't get permanent rung marks and stacked two years worth of Canadian House and Home in it. Look at how much space is left ... I can hoard save tons more!
If you were staying in my guest room, wouldn't you like to have magazines to thumb through?
Ever since I moved into this house I have wanted to take down the drop, flourescent lighting in my kitchen. Finally, I purchased some track lighting and arranged for the electrician to come and do the switch.
I started with this:
and quickly moved on to this:
At that point everything stopped. There was no electrical box in the ceiling, just wires sticking out and the electrician hadn't brought a box with him! He then took the track lighting out of the box to look at it and said he didn't think halogen was a good choice because it gets too hot! He suggested that I get LED track, but said there wasn't a lot of choices in that yet. He also said that halogen pot lights would be too hot here! His second suggestion was a light fixture with incandescent blubs!
(a lot of !!s, but that is how this conversation made me feel!)
So now I have wires hanging from my ceiling. I took the lights back last night and couldn't find an alternate. This weekend is a hunting trip for lighting.
On the upside, I did have him change the light in the powder room from this:
SO ... QUESTION?
Do you have halogen? Is it too hot with 8 foot ceilings?
I went to a good lighting store last night and the owner suggested that I go with the halogen lights I had purchased and as the LED bulbs improve, that I retrofit them. He said they were too weak and expensive at the moment, but improve every couple months .... so I think that is what I will do. Now I just have to call the electrician back!
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.