Introduction

light on a ceiling
Photo: Cressida Payavis
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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.
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    Tools List

    • ladder
      Ladder
    • Nut screwdriver
      Screw Driver
    • Circuit tester
      Circuit Tester

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage lighting fixture

    2. Wire nuts

    3. Crossbar mounting bracket