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Your standard builder edition – front porch light right here.  These are typical in new home construction.  But don’t you want something that makes a statement?  Let’s envision a brighter, more appealing light for the front porch.  Like the perfect porch light.

I headed out to some antique places to find a replacement, AND guys- I will always rather recycle and repurpose vs buying a spanking brand new one.  Sometimes it can be a lengthy task (as was the case here), but that’s okay. A few weeks ago while antiquing, I found this fabulous little shop that had way too many items for my eyes to focus on, (sensory overload), so I headed to the porch area where I dug around the sale items and VOILA! Found it!  The perfect porch light  I’d been looking for & at a price I ♥ LOVED ♥ even more!!!

I get so excited when I score on things like this…I could jump up n down!

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Precious right?

What I did~

1st off… wiped & cleaned it up, then gathered the supplies needed, and started turning it pretty!

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We didn’t need as long a drop—so, I did some wire cutting & removal of extra chain links to shorten it!

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Two coats of a glossy black paint, some random gold antiquing rubbed in sporadic areas and we’ve got ourselves a great new looking light!

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Then to talk Mr. GCC to install it for me.  Which he did.

Side note—I promised him that he will never have to hang another chandy-style light fixture again.  He hates the cumbersomeness of it all.  Let’s hope I can keep that promise! YIKES ;0

He’s just so stinkin’ handy — I mean check out his tool belt.  Or rather…his tool britches.

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No judging! LOL!!!

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**If you aren’t experienced with wiring you should really get a professional to do this part!  My handyman rocks it!

Now look at the patterns projected from the reflection, aren’t they pretty?  And what about the new light?

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I couldn’t find an exact style, although this one’s pretty similar to the size and type but check out the price. I got mine for $32!

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Final view…

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So—-what do you think?

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“Don’t settle for plain and common when you can add your own touch of charm.”  That’s my take on ordinary.

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Look around and envision more than what’s there.  You’ll be amazed at the changes we can all make and the best part, it doesn’t have to be crazy expensive~

❤︎❤︎❤︎
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