August 26, 2009

New Outdoor Lighting Fixture: Coach Lantern

I have another lighting update to share today!  Hubby and I have been busy bees this summer doing some work in our yard (and coincidentally nearly getting attacked by bees many times).  I have some very exciting projects and photos to share of that later, but for now I wanted to share the outdoor lighting fixture we replaced.  Upon moving in, we had this boring lighting fixture in our yard.  It was plain, not so pretty, and dirty.

 A couple of weeks ago, we were in Walmart and spotted this outdoor white coach lantern on clearance for just $13.  Very traditional looking, but a much needed fresh looking upgrade.  After learning how to replace a lighting fixture while revamping my kitchen light, the lantern was a breeze to install (although we did get attacked by mosquitoes while doing so).

For under $15 and very little time, we have a nice new outdoor light!


- Sarah :-) said...

oh - very nice. And I'm loving that tree, right there. What kind is that? McStudly and I are needing to replace the huge-mongous one in our front yard soon and looking for good ideas.

- Sarah :-) said...

PS: I don't know if you're aware, but sometimes it's really hard ot leave a comment - it hides the "word verification" and then you can't submit it. Just wanted to let you know, in case people aren't commenting just for that reason!

DIY Newlyweds said...

That is a hibiscus tree that is in a large planter. In my area, winters are too cold for hibiscus trees so it's planted in a pot that can be brought inside in the winter. Although, my neighbor has a gorgeous hibiscus bush that she cuts down in the winter and grows back enormously in the spring. Not sure what the difference is between hibiscus trees and bushes.

Thanks for the notice about leaving comments! I wasn’t sure how it was working for others. I removed the verification letters so hopefully that solves the problem. Let me know if it still gives you trouble, I appreciate the heads up.