This weekend consisted of a fair amount of eating and drinking, and a less than adequate amount of home stuff. But that’s alright, we still managed to get a few things crossed off the list. Enter our porch light.
Visually, it is too high up on the wall:
It’s nasty looking:
It doesn’t match the black shutters. Sorry, I thought I took a better picture with the shutters. Oops.
Did I mention it’s gross?
We dropped in HabiJax this weekend (Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville) for the first time. It’s mostly filled with big home stuff, like old vanities, closet doors, plumbing fixtures, lights, etc. Anyone can donate, and the majority seemed to be old appliances from renovations, and extra materials donated from contractors who had leftovers from previous jobs.
Anyway, we picked up a brand new porch light for $14 and some change. The mounting screws were bent, so I’m assuming that’s why someone ditched it. We figured the screws from our previous light would work, but they were a tad bit too long. So John just used the mini hack saw to cut about 1/4″ off the screws and now it sits flush with the brick wall.
The glass has a cool bubbly effect, and it matches the shutters:
It hangs low so it doesn’t look funky, like the old one:
Ahh, much better.
Just a simple little fix that makes a big difference.
How was your Labor Day weekend? We spent some time lounging in those porch swings.