Small Exterior Upgrade

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

We've done many exterior upgrades since moving into our little Rancher three years ago: painted our entire house, installed sod, painted of front door, upgraded our flower beds and more. Not long after we painted our house, we changed out the old dated light fixture (that's next our front door) into a chic black one. Total we have three exterior lights, and only upgraded one of them, shame on us! So on a recent trip to Home Depot, I stopped in the lighting department, which I almost always do and decided to was time we upgraded our fugly crooked motion sensor light fixture that rest outside our garage door that leads to our backyard. Here's our old light fixture, yikes right! I detest our ugly it is, its dusty and icky white outdoor lights in my book aren't a good thing.

 I decided to go cheap thrifty on this upgrade because its a sidelight, not seen from the street and matching it with our front door light fixture would have set us back 30 bucks, for this project um no. I found the perfect simple light fixture, a black matte jelly light fixture for only $ 6 bucks! We really like how black accents look on our grey house (black shutters, mail box, and hanging pots) Here's how new light fixture, sweet and simple! I love how it looks, we need to do a little touch-up paint around the light fixture our old yucky house color is showing. I'll tackle that 5 min project this week. 

I never thought a I'd love a simple jelly light fixture so much! lol

Next we plan on upgrading our Exterior garage light fixtures, and removing the over fuglly motion sensor light fixture. The one at least looks in better condition than the one we just replaced! We also plan on going from one garage light fixture to two. We like this light fixutre that compliments our front door light. Hopefully we'll tackle the light small exterior upgrade sometime this month. 

What do you think our simple exterior upgrade, much better huh? 



  1. Ha, I have that same fixture outside my place.

  2. Very nice! The smallest things seem to make such a big impact.

  3. Simple upgrades have lasting impacts! That is very nice!

  4. That last light on your post is the one we have by our front door. Love it!

    1. How cool! We love that light, we have the mini version my our front door....I so can't wait to have pretty lights by our garage door! :)

  5. funny...I just put the same light in my Great minds think alike...

  6. Nice choice! The dark color looks really nice against your paint color.

    Mrs. Delightful

  7. A crucial step in an exterior painting or staining job is making sure you have a clean surface.

    exterior painting los gatos


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