How to Swap in a Vintage Light
This simple switch can add lots of charm
Of all the salvage projects I've done, installing this lightweight fixture was by far the easiest. To do it yourself, all you need is 30 minutes, some basic tools (ladder, screwdriver, wire nuts, circuit tester), and the pain-relieving tablet of your choice—I don't care how many bicep curls you do at the gym, it hurts to hold your arms above your head for that long. Here's the step-by-step.
Cut the power
Cut power to the existing fixture at the breaker. Check to see if there is still electricity flowing by using a circuit tester and flipping the wall switch on and off.