Saturday, February 26, 2011

Let There Be Light

When we bought our 1950's house two years ago, the outside had been really neglected. Last year we worked on the back side of the house creating a place for Brainy Smurf to play baseball and an area for Smurfette's purple playhouse. Because of the nice weather we are having, I've been ready to work on the front. We started today with this little-turned-big project...replacing the front light. Before:

The old exterior light was way too small and from the looks of it, had been there since the house was built. As with any old house project, we ran into old house problems. Nothing too terrible, but after 30 minutes...I mean three hours and a few choice words later, Mr. T had done a super great job.

Now I am ready to pull out the bushes, plant loads of creeping fig, put up window boxes bursting with color, paint the shutters black, hang a new front door, take down the old iron, put up a white wood column, hang a Boston fern, and set out an oversized wicker chair with colorful cushions displaying our street number. I wonder how long it will take Mr. T to get on board...stay tuned...



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Laura Burciaga said...

LOVE your new light!!! Great choice!!

Angela said...

Great light! We have a similar situation at my house. We want to install shutters and there's a light in the way! Unfortunately we will have to move the light over, which will be a messy, messy project! I'm so glad you didn't have to do the same! Looks great. Would you link this up to my blog party Simply Creative over at 365 days to Simplicity? Thanks!


the cape on the corner said...

love that light fixture! what a sweet looking house!