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March 23, 10:16 PM [GMT -5]

Very helpful article. The writer mentioned having someone hold the hanging fixture while you attach the hardware and connect the wires. If you're like me, there never seems to be any available helpers. Once I attached the crossbar I took a piece of strong copper wire and suspended the fixture from the crossbar while I finished the assembly. It made things more manageable. The hardest part was removing the existing wire nuts which were apparently "crimped" on to the wires. My "project" was a 1970's round wood hanging kitchen light fixture I purchased at Goodwill for $2.00 because it was pretty "beat-up". I "updated" it by painting one section black and adding black crystal "flecked" leaves around the bottom. This is actually for my master bedroom. So, for about $12.00 I now have a "custom" fixture that I probably couldn't afford to buy! This is a nice site, which I'm sure I'll be visiting on a regular basis. Thank you for your help!

Brinnon, WA

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