1. Use painter's tape to make your walls awesome
Materials needed: Painter's tape
Approximate time: One to two hours
Grab a roll of painter's tape, try to remember the basic geometry you assuredly forgot, and get to creating something incredibly unique and awesome, like the wall pictured, or this one.
2. Set the mood with a light dimmer
Materials needed: Dimmer, voltage tester, screwdriver
Approximate time: 30-45 minutes
Although this seems moderately dangerous and frightening, it’s actually super easy with the right tools (namely, a voltage tester). Here’s the abridged version: turn off your circuit breaker, remove the old switch, check the wires with aforementioned voltage tester, install the new dimmer switch, screw on the faceplate, and voila. You can now ask, with full confidence, “shall we dim the lights?” But you probably shouldn’t.