Light Fixture Progress

Ramping up for another exam week (yes, they really are as frequent as they seem - I'm already counting down the days until this mini-mester is over and I can have a normal life again).I'm spending any … [Read more...]

Sputnik Pursuits

I have said on more than one occasion that I have project A.D.D. (For a brief moment, I was going to call it "PADD" for short.  And then I realized that referring to myself as "succumbing to PADD" or … [Read more...]

A Futzing Find

wire bowl

My drill crapped out on me last night.  And don't you think it's perfect timing considering the project I decided to take on this week?And instead of immediately going to the store to buy a new one, I … [Read more...]

Lighting Luck

I find it nearly impossible to stay focused on a single task in the house.  So when I can't take the mess anymore, I let go by finding a finishing touch of some kind - usually a pillow, rug, or a … [Read more...]

Get Your Fix(ture)

If you follow the Ugly Duckling House on Twitter, you may have seen my recent lighting obsession... well, explode.  No, I didn't get hacked.  I just can't get enough of funky pendant lighting and have … [Read more...]

The Ol’ Switcheroo

Here's a simple concept.Light switch goes up, light goes on.  Light switch goes down, light goes off.Not so in the UD House.Until recently, all three of my upstairs bedrooms have had ceiling fans … [Read more...]