So I have no trouble jumping into any construction, carpentry, or plumbing project, but I've always been scared of electricity - specifically changing or installing fixtures or outlets. As a kid, I wouldn't even touch a battery to my tongue - I'm chicken!
Anyway, my desire for new fancy fixtures trumped my fear and I went and got a voltage tester, and got to work. I swapped 2 fixtures in the kitchen, and installed two IKEA FADO fixtures in the foyer and the studio.
The two in the kitchen are vinatge - from ebay and Brimfield flea - I LOVE them! Balls! And...I didn't get electrocuted! So easy!