*Thank you to the DIYZ® app for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
Let’s be honest here….progress in the kitchen is pretty much not happening these days. We got it to where it’s almost completely functional and then quickly became sidetracked with other things. It’s looked like this for a while now –
BUT, we did hang a light above the sink recently, so yay for steps in the right direction!
So last month I was at a local home decor boutique and spotted this pendant light –
I instantly loved it and went to buy it. It was $145 and you had to special order it, and it would take almost a month to arrive. Being that my deadline for this post was before that I said “no thank you” and went home to do some Google sleuthing. I ended up finding the exact same light on Overstock for $170 for a set of two. You could only buy them as a set anywhere online, so I figured that was a pretty good deal….now I just have to figure out where to use the other one.
Anyway, I really wanted it to be green like the lower cabinets, so I painted it (SW Oakmoss) and also shortened the chain to be the right height for above the sink.
From there I grabbed my phone and read all about the project on the DIYZ app. So what is the DIYZ app, you ask?
DIYZ is a free mobile app that helps homeowners tackle projects around the house. Each project includes step-by-step instructions in both text and video format, and if you get stuck you can video chat with a licensed professional that will walk you through the process. Projects also have a tools and materials list, where you can add items to your Amazon cart and purchase everything right there in the app.
DIYZ has a large library of projects to help you around the house, and while it’s true that you can go online and find tutorials on how to do these projects, DIYZ does an amazing job of thoroughly describing the steps, and the segmented videos are priceless. The app is straightforward, easy to use, and goes anywhere your phone goes.
Hanging a light fixture is simple once you know the correct steps, plus I only needed a few basic hand tools. Here is a snapshot I took while hanging my fixture to show you the parts-
Another cool thing about DIYZ is the Pro Adviser feature. If you get hung up at any point in a project or just have trouble getting started can receive guidance from a licensed professional. Using this feature is currently free, and in the future it will be $10 for 10 minutes and a dollar for each additional minute.
Here is my new fixture all hung up! It’s so much better than the hole in the ceiling I’ve had for the last year.
I also made a short video about the whole process and how I used the DIYZ app. I haven’t made a ton of videos in the past (because they are time-consuming and I had no idea how, really), but I recently set aside some time to learn how the heck to use iMovie, and I gotta say, I’m a little proud of this one.
The DIYZ App is free to download and is available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android. For a limited time the video chat feature is FREE! You can also follow DIYZ on social media to see the latest project previews and app news – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube.
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