Sunday, January 8, 2012

$1 Front Porch Light Makeover

Our latest project:

Updating the sad porch light out front. The thing was beat to smithereens during a record breaking hail storm last April.

Well. That … and it was just plain ugly to begin with.

Behold, I give you more brass:

rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint front porch light fixture 5

And then, a few minutes later after we kicked its butt with some Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint:

rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint front porch light fixture 2

Total cost: About a dollar. Booyah.

And here is the front porch ceiling light before …

rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint front porch light fixture 4

Ummmm … that would be 7 years of gross. So. Disgusting. So, we cleaned it out real good, scraped the white paint of the places where the lazy painters made their mess … hit it with a little spray paint and …

rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint front porch light fixture

SHAZAAM!!! Now, I realize this light is way up high and probably no one but me ever looks at it … but I sleep all warm and fuzzy at night knowing it was taken care of. ;)

rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint front porch light fixture 6

And that, my friends, is how you save yourself a quick hundred bucks on front porch lighting. Man. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Rustoleum.

rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint front light before after

Saving the world. One ugly porch light at a time.

3 comments:

  1. Booyah! That 1 dollar transformation is very impressive! Your outdoor porch is now more beautiful than ever.
    - Allison Shallenberger

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  2. Love it!! I have those exact light and you inspired me to fix mine. They look brand new. I had one that has wonky, twisted with broken glass panels after Hurricane Ike. (yes, it's been awhile.) I was able to find a very similar one at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and use it for parts. It is a great place to fix up items.

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