Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Spruce Up: New Outdoor Lights and Porch Floor Painted

The outdoor lights on the front exterior were fine and fully functional, but I had a few things I didn't like about them. First, they were a bit ornate for my liking and their grayish color blended into the siding. With me now incorporating more contrasting features like the shutters, columns and rails, and the front door, it was only appropriate to do the same with the lights and balance out the front of the house. Here are the old and new images of the ceiling light under the front porch.
The real difference in appearance came from changing out the wall hanging lights. The old ones were a bit small so I wanted the new ones to be slightly larger to make more of a statement. That, along with the black instead of the gray color helped to do so. We changed out four of the wall lights - three on the front and one on the side. A big thanks to my husband for doing to installing for me.

I also was able to get the front porch floor painted. I hadn't done this for three years and it was definitely looking grimy. I used the same gray porch paint I had in the past, but just gave it a couple fresh coats of paint after cleaning it up really well. It's now a refreshing sight.
So, I have a few more things to do including the rest of my plants, the porch furniture and some finishing touches. I have to admit, I am a bit stuck on some color decisions that have to be made so it might take me a little while longer to get these things done.

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