I am so excited that we have new exterior lights. Last month I was web shopping for some fixtures and here were my original choices. We decided to check Menards and found these lights for $29.99 a pair with a ten dollar rebate making them $19.99 before tax! I love the black finish and seeded glass.
We did not find a great deal on a porch light so I decided that I would try my hand at painting the existing one.
Here is the before:
I did a light sanding before using spray metal primer.
I used nails poked through the styrofoam to hold the little parts.
Notice the paint dissolved some of the styrofoam- weird.
Several light coats of satin black paint. Remember to put a paper towel in the socket.
Voila- "new" light fixture! And the best part of this project was that I installed the porch fixture all by myself! I was so scared that I did not turn off the right breaker that I turned them all off *blush*, but I did it!
I already had the paint and primer on hand, but we had to purchase some different screws making the total cost of this project was $22.45. For that price I am happy to scratch this project off my list!