2.28.2014

Lights!

You guys, we have exterior lights! This is huge, this means we’re back in business and this project may actually finish sometime soon. (Knock on wood!) I’m so excited to share the front porch light with you since it’s something that’s been sitting in its box in my office for months.

Lamps Plus contacted me a few months ago and asked if we’d like to choose one of their lamps for our home. It was right at the time when the carpenters were building the barrel roll feature on our front porch and we were searching for the perfect hanging light. The timing couldn’t have been better – or so we thought! We took measurements and stood on a ladder under the bare wire hanging from the ceiling and decided on their Nautington 14” Outdoor Hanging Lantern.

And then snow started to fly. Weekly. No one was working outside and the temporary bulb the electrician put in so we’d have light for trick-or-treaters became our de-facto porch light. Fast forward to this week when it was, you guessed it, snowing, and the electrician showed up to install the exterior lights and fans. Woohoo!

We would have done this whole install ourselves, but it requires stringing new wires from the switches at the front door to the outside. That’s no small feat when you consider that there’s an exterior brick will and a big area of concrete block above the front door. The electrician had hoped to string his wires when the front door was replaced, but discovered he’d need to cut holes in the walls and ceiling in the living room to get everything though. We did not want to mess with what he’d started. So as much as we wanted this light in back in November when Lamps Plus sent it to us, we had to wait for the pros to do it.

And it was worth the wait!


I love the seeded glass shade, which is something we’ve used several places inside. You can really only see it when you’re up close, but I like the detail.


We decided on ORB, which matches the two fans that went up yesterday too. We’d used satin in the past for exterior fixtures, but with the new dark doors and the dark decking, we decided ORB was the way to go.


I’m loving the way our new light pulls the exterior together. Thank you Lamps Plus!


Disclaimer: Lamps Plus provided us with the exterior light. All opinions and reviews are our own.

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