First post of the New Year, but first off, I hope you all had wonderful holidays! The years sure are flying by lately, aren’t they? Sheesh! Ok, so right before Christmas we finally knocked out an item that has been on my to-do list for quite some time. The exterior light fixture that was put in over our garage when we built never really did anything for me. But, I told myself it would be just fine and could be replaced with something I liked once it had reached the end of its life. Well folks, that time has finally come! Out with the old and in with our new outdoor sconce.
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Our Old Outdoor Sconce & Auditions
I’ve never been so excited for something to fade in the sun as I was when this sconce did, ha!
When my two potential replacements came in I held them up to our exterior to figure out which would be the best. In my mind option one, below, was the sconce I wanted to have work out. But when I saw the photo it felt too dark against our exterior.
Option two felt like a better fit with a smaller back piece and more glass.
Our New Outdoor Sconce
Option two was the winner! It works with the style of our home and also the exterior sconces that are up on other homes in our neighborhood.
EXTERIOR BULBS TIP: For exterior light fixtures, I like to use dawn to dusk light sensor bulbs. They have a sunlight sensor that will have them come on automatically when the sun sets and turn off when the sun rises. So much easier!
Outdoor Sconces to Consider
While trying to find the best sconce for our home I came across a bunch of other great options. Often they come in additional sizes/number of lights. Oh, and I included one of the lights that inspired the other light I was concidering because the price difference is incredible. Light No. 3 is what is on the McGee’s exterior at the front entry. The two light option is a whooping $1,100 compared to Light No. 6 which is $189.50!! Crazy, right?! To get even closer to the original look you can paint the candlestick portion with outdoor paint.
Outdoor Sconce Sources:
It’s nice to have this task marked off the to-do list. Our exterior is getting some much needed attention after the freeze we had last February. We lost a number of plants in our front landscaping and things have looked bleak up there for a year now. We do have a new planting plan, but it has been impossible to find the plants due to supply issues. Fingers crossed this Spring will be different! I will absolutely keep you guys updated and share pictures when all of that happens.