Inspiration - Talbots
Really random "I'm going to tell you a story because I'm super proud of myself but this has zero to do with clothing" story time. I got on a little house fixer upper project kick this weekend. Our house was built in the early 80s and we mostly enter our house through a side door near the garage. On either side of the garage are these ugly tube shaped lights that get wet in the rain and therefore always burn out. When they are out it is pitch black in our driveway. So I got it in my mind it was time to replace them. I'm pretty handy around the house but electrical work always seems a little intimidating.
I went to Lowe's and bought two new wall lights that were shaped more like lanterns. Top on the fixture to keep the water out? Check! I don't know if I'm behind on lighting technology but the really basic models of outdoor lights have both light & motion sensitivity! They automatically turn on to a low setting at dusk and then if they detect motion - jump up to brighter setting. So cool.
Brought them home and after scraping my knuckles bloody loosening the rusted screws, discovering and running away like a crazy person from a wasp nest and installing the mounting plate on backwards - twice - I managed to get them up, wired, mounted and working! Yay me! Now there is a lovely welcoming glow when I pull up after a long day at work!
(I was so impressed by the light sensitivity technology being so cheap I order two $8 easy screw in light sensitive sockets for our front hanging porch light. Yay sensors!)
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