We knew that updating the light fixtures and cleaning up the fan situation was going to be one of the biggest visual improvements, but hot damn guys. In all honesty Andy should be writing this post because that boy can rewire some electrical. I don’t even know what he did or how, but he converted all the ancient original wiring over to be compatible with our modern light fixtures with LED vintage style bulbs and installed them to be programmable to a remote control. And then he programmed them to that remote control and now we can turn them on or off in pairs at the click of a button. What. If anyone has any questions on to how exactly this was done please ask and we will be happy to provide more details!! We also pulled down all the outdated ceiling fans and left just the (what we think are original) minimalist ones up, and put up a really wonderful Edison bulb chandelier over the bar. We later replaced the bulbs that came with this guy with some really rad LED options from here and here. **

Also very handy helpers —

Electrical Tape
Wire Cutters
Voltage Detector

The little remote control outlets are a bit of an eyesore. We plan on solving this in the future by simply purchasing larger bases for each fixture and tucking them inside. However for the time being, we don’t think they draw too much attention to themselves and will be movin’ on to the next task!

** See also: we love you Amazon.

 

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