Replacing outdated porch lights

outdated brass colored front porch lights. Siding is light yellow in color. Front and screen doors are white.

REPLACING OUTDATED OUTDOOR PORCH LIGHTS ON A BUDGET


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

Outdated porch lights are such an eyesore. My husband and I bought a super old house, it was built in 1900, that we have been slowly updating. Our first project was putting up a faux plank wall in one of the bedrooms. Even though we’ve only been here right at one month we have accomplished quite a bit, including updating our front porch lights. The old lighting was not so pretty but we were able to fix that easily and super inexpensively.

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DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

The old lights were these pointy brassy things that were just not for us. One of the old porch lights worked great and the other one flickered constantly even with new bulbs. But that’s not why we want to replace them, we just thought they were just plain ugly.

On our trip to the city, that’s what we call it since we live an hour away from the major shopping areas, we stopped by Home Depot and browsed the porch light aisle. I had no idea it would be so hard to choose a pair of front porch lights. There were so many beautiful lights to pick from. I finally settled on lights that had vintage looking bulbs and old looking glass.

Don’t get me wrong they had some gorgeous lights that I loved even more than these but they were way out of budget.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

We were looking for fixtures that were under $50 and these were I believe $39 in our local store. What a STEAL! Of course we both loved the price! My husband really liked them because they are LED and they are dusk lights so they turn off by themselves every morning.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

Due to liability reasons I won’t go into detail about how he rewired the new porch lights. There are SO many great tutorials out there if you need more guidance on that.

The first thing he did was turn off the breaker and then remove the old lighting.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

The new porch fixtures came with mounting brackets. He used a level to make sure everything was straight.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

He wired them in and attached the lights to the house.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

These lights also came with light bulbs which was a selling point for me! I LOVE these vintage looking Edison style light bulbs.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

Then he attached the old looking glass bulb to the porch light fixture.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

I can’t believe the difference the porch lights make on our house. They are SO pretty!


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

I can’t wait to start decorating our new front porch. Especially now since we have fancy new lights hung.


DIY porch light makeover. How to replace outdated and ugly porch fixtures on a budget.

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