Our house is a modern home with some interesting features. Some of those features don’t really match the style of the house and we are slowly replacing these features each year. One such feature is the traditional style outdoor light fixtures. I acquired some thrifty mission style mid-century style light fixtures and was able to do an easy DIY update for the outdoor light fixtures that are a better fit for our house.
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Our house on Monticello Drive was built in 1979. It is a mostly modern inspired home with late mid-century details throughout – blended with some old traditional details that the wife of the original builder insisted on having. So the house has a unique character.
Some of the details I like – some I don’t.
Take for instance these outdoor light fixtures at our side entrance and around the garage door.
Not exactly the best look for outdoor lighting for a modern house.
Fortunately for me, I found these mission style light fixtures that had been removed from an old job site. There were enough of them to replace all of the outdoor lights at the side entrance to our house and the around the garage.
Unfortunately the outdoor light fixtures had aged and developed a green patina over time. I can appreciate the look but it was not the look I was going for with new outdoor light fixtures.
The easy DIY solution was to spray paint each outdoor light fixture in a black hammered metal finish.
The transformation of these outdoor light fixtures with just a little paint is beautiful!
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Until next time,