Friday, January 27, 2012

Something Old, Something New (Porch Light)

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From a previous post, I showed the outdoor Christmas decorations.

When I took the lights off the 3 trees on the porch, I took them to the garage to store them when I noticed the old kitchen light fixture I hadn't gotten rid of yet.  So, I stuffed the string of lights into the light fixture and decided to see what it would look like.

 While some folks are totally turned off by brass, I don't mind it especially in a setting like this.  Funny who determines what is nice looking.  While old stuff is the thing, there seems to be a fine line between what is retro and what is outdated.  Who makes those laws?  During daylight you can tell its brass but when the sun goes down, who knows the difference?  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


 Like the Christmas lights, these lights work off the timer.






 Now to decide about something to go under the kitchen window again.  I take my time about these things and when I see it or think of it, I'll know its right in a matter of seconds. Yes, there definitely needs to be some work done on landscaping.  That comes in time as well.


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31 comments:

  1. What a fun way to use something you probably would have thrown out otherwise! I'd be tempted to paint the brassy parts, but it makes a great accent piece for your front porch! Please come and share this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party! It's all happening right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com I hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  2. I love this! How simple and beautiful. Saw you over at my1929charmer link party. I'm your newest follower.

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  3. I love this!!!! I don't get it, what is wrong with brass??? I don't go with the trends either, I like what I like. Don't you love when something comes together like this? I found you at Sunday's Best Party

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  4. ps-Hope you don't mind, I Pinned this. Hugs~Lori

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  5. How gorgeous! This is pretty much the coolest thing I have seen today! Saw this at the Craftastic link party. I am your newest follower!!

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  6. You all are making me blush. Thank-you so much. Funny how some of the most simple things turn out to be the most appreciated. Glad you all enJOYed!

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  7. So beautiful! What a great way to repurpose an old fixture! I'd love it if you stopped by my linky party and link up one of your favorite posts! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  8. This looks amazing all lit up! What a simple but effective way to repurpose this!

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  9. It looks so good, and it really "lights" up your porch. Forget about the brass you did a great job on repurposing. I also think a creative person follows their own trends not someone else. So if you like brass it's your cool. Your porch is so light up and pretty. So appreciate you sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS - now following you!

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  10. TOO stinkin cute!! PLEASE stop by and link up to my SLEEPY SUNDAY LINKY PARTY!!!

    http://www.randeesorganizedchaos.com/2012/01/sleepy-sunday-linky-party_29.html

    THANKS!!

    Newest follower!! Come follow the CHAOS!!! ;)

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  11. what a great little glow at night. smart idea!

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  12. Great idea and very pretty. You made me look around. I don't have anything :-(

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  13. SUCH a smart idea!!! I love this~!!! I always see these types of chandys around on Craigslist, and it's so nice that you upcycled it into something so pretty! :D

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  14. What a fabulous light...a great idea. I personally love brass,it bothers me when someone covers it in paint...(smile). Putting the Christmas lights inside is unique and very creative. I love the look! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  15. Oh that looks beautiful! Great idea - so simple but very effective!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. This is SO smart. I love that you re-purposed your kitchen fixture, and the Christmas lights are perfect! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!!

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  17. This is a brilliant idea. It makes your doorway really inviting and seasonal without being too Christmassy

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  18. I agree and couldn't have said it better. Who decides what looks good. I think it is so much more interesting if we all have and like something different. Love this look for your porch and I'm so happy you shared it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  19. So cute and creative! I love the bright lights!

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  20. oh my goodness this is pretty! i think i found your blog thru sunday blog love. anyway, glad i found you! have a wodnerful week. xo

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  21. Such a simple idea, but so cute :) Great thinking!

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  22. I love the warm glow of lights, at any time of the year! Great Idea!
    JoAnn

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  23. Thanks for linking to our first Eat Make Grow Blog Hop! Love this idea! We just purchased our first house and I'm already plotting the how to dress it up for the holidays. :)

    We are already on to Blog Hop #2. I hope you'll come and link to that one as well. Feel free to link to any older posts if you think they are timely and pertinent.

    - Foy
    http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-2.html

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  24. Great idea! That's an extraordinary way to light up your porch! And also practical since you will be using post-Christmas accessories. That Christmas lights would also make a good outdoor decoration if your hang them in pergolas. Thanks for sharing the idea! Allison @ OutDoorLights.com

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  25. I love your recycled chandelier into a beautiful Christmas decoration, it turned out great.

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