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    Lookin' pretty good so far.





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    The next bit is to wire the lights - and guess what!?!? Jon thinks he knows a better way!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 307944
    The next bit is to wire the lights - and guess what!?!? Jon thinks he knows a better way!









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    So, nu? The lights already. Are they wired?






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    OOOH!! Thank you so much for asking!

    Wellllllllllllllllll...

    Step 9: Wiring the Lights
    AKA Finding a Needle in a Haystack

    So, apparently THIS is the hardest thing in the WORLD to find. Especially if you a) have no idea what it's called b) have no idea what it's ACTUALLY used for and c) are at Home Depot and dealing with idiots.

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    SO! We went to Lowe's armed with a photo on my phone and......still no luck. (Really?!)

    Well, that brought the whole project to a GIANT stand still. Until Sunday, when Jon woke up muttering to himself. Turns out he'd realized where he'd seen this stuff before - soooooo back off to Lowe's we go. For future reference, "this stuff" is PVC pipe strapping. And once we knew what it was, we had no trouble finding it!

    Step 10: Wiring
    Or, time for Becca to have a glass of wine.

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    Yeah. Sorry. I may have faded in and out on this one as I was a bit bored because it involved neither a) power tools or b) anything Mickey shaped. So I enjoyed a glass of Shiraz while Jon muttered some more, stripped some wires, plugged in some small bulbs and one big bulb (the strapping is to hold the small bulbs in place in the "ears") and then.....

    Step 11: IT'S ALLLLIVVVVVVVVVVVVEEE!!!
    Get the ticker-tape ready!

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    It turns on!! It actually turns on!

    Next up - positioning the lights "just so", spray painting the existing lamp pole and then attaching the Mickey head!!!

    Stay tuned for our final installment!
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    There is light! There is light!!!

    So, when is the pole painting?






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    Awesome!!!

    Lol yes it can be very hard to find things when you don't know their proper name







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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 308830

    So, when is the pole painting?
    :wink:

    We were hoping we could do it on Sunday, but the wind was VICIOUS.

    Saturday is the big Auction Gala at one of my schools, so perhaps THIS Sunday!




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    It looks really good Becca









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    Soooooo...anybody remember THIS thread??

    Well GUESS what happened after spending only a year in the project closet?

    JON INSTALLED MY LAMP!!!

    Just at dusk (shooting away from the house):
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    One more, different angle (towards the house) after it got a bit darker...

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    We've decided we are going to purchase (or paint) some yellow planters for around the base and fill them with red flowers of some sort

    I'll try and snap a photo of the finished project then!
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