Thursday, January 16, 2014

New lighting...

Hi Everyone!  While my brother and his family were here for Christmas, I was able to spend a little one-on-one time with my brother and the members of his family.  It wasn't enough time because I still had Christmas orders to finish, plus I still had to go to work each day.  But it was really nice to have some time to work and talk with each of them.  My brother changed a light fixture in my bathroom into a plug-in (there weren't any outlets at all in the room).  And then he helped me change the light fixtures on the outside of my house.
I hated the old ones.  They'd been up there since the 80's.  When I moved in 10 years ago the fixtures were gold and I hated them but couldn't afford to change them, so I painted them black.  And that was fine for 10 years.  But I was tired of them and wanted a change.
So I ordered some new ones, two for the front porch and one for the back porch.  And while my brother was here, we changed them.
I took the old ones down and put up the plates that the lights attach to.  And then my brother wired them in and attached them to the plate.  And I love them.
They are Dark Sky fixtures that direct the light downward where it matters and not up into the sky where it doesn't.  Plus I love that I don't have to get the ladder out and remove tiny screws to be able to change the light bulbs!  YEAH!
Thanks to my brother for the help!  So what do you think?  Better?  I think so.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Looks great! Isn't it wonderful to cross stuff off your "to do" list.......AND spend time with family!

  2. I see it as a win win. You got to spend time with your family Plus you got some DIY done.
    I love the lights and the way they look on your adorable house.

  3. When I write my book about all the things I hate, removing those darn tiny light fixture screws are definitely included.

  4. Love the lights, family is the best so glad you got to spend some time with them.

  5. Definitely much better, and how satisfying to get something done that's been bugging you for so long.

  6. I'm wanting new fixtures out front of our home, I've never seen these kind, but I love them! I'll have to keep an eye out for them.
    Debbie :)