All of the Lights, All of the Lights

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Posted by Rebecca, May 4th, 2011

Since our patio is well underway, we have outdoors ants in the pants. There’s nothing like beautiful weather to make you want to spend your free time outside. We had no idea our patio was going to be done this week, but since it was so nice out this weekend we decided to tackle some other outside projects. We went to Home Depot to pick up the conduit for our future outdoor kitchen area and decided to check out some outdoor lights.

I knew ever since we moved in that I wanted something craftsman style for the outside lights. I was thinking some sort of square latern type of thing, but I just never saw anything that I liked. Until Saturday, when I spotted a nice bronze, square light like I had been envisioning. It’s not on the Home Depot website, but it looked something like this though less yellow…

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Mike and I decided to pick up two, one for over the garage and one for by the patio. But as we walked away, I spotted something else I liked.

This one is available online and I loved it. We already had two of the other ones in our cart and they were all the same price. But I hestitated…because I thought Mike wouldn’t go for it. We started to walk away when I couldn’t contain myself anymore and I, attempting to keep my cool, asked Mike if he like this style. His response was something along the lines of “Holy crap that is awesome”. So we made the quick switch up and snagged two of these instead. Excellent decision, I must say.

The first one went up over our garage to replace the awful brass fixture the builder gave us.

Then the second one went right outside of our sliding glass doors, over the stairs to our wasn’t-there-yet patio.

Mike and I are quite enamored with these. It’s always those unexpected purchases that you love the most. And the best part? Pottery Barn has a similar light

…But it is regularly $169 and on sale for $135. We got ours for $45 each and had a gift card. Woo!

Here are a few more shots of the light in the backyard.

We didn’t know when we picked these out that they have a dusk to dawn feature, as well as a motion sensor. We added a dusk to dawn sensor to our fugly brass light since we like having them automatically turn on when it’s dark out. A well lit house is a safe house :)

Here’s what it looks like at night.

Much better than the funny reflection that the brass and glass contraption was making! We love them and we’re so happy we found something just in time for our patio. Our outdoor to-do list is growing fast and one of the items moving up the list is to paint the garage doors. Now that we have a pretty light, the stark white doors are screaming for some paint!

ps- Just incase you don’t know where the title of this post comes from :)

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11 Responses to “All of the Lights, All of the Lights”

  1. LOVE the selection! And I couldn’t agree more – well-lit house = safe house! :)
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  2. ALittleBite says:

    Those light fixtures are gorgeous! And I can’t wait to see the finished patio and the outdoor kitchen, I’m soo jealous haha.
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  3. Great lights! We’ve been looking at a similar style at Lowe’s (but galvanized).
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  4. And speaking of the patio, did you see Katie Bower’s post with the Pier 1 Outdoor Ciudad chairs? The look like the style you’ve been looking for.
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  5. Shawna says:

    The lights look awesome. Way better than those originally brass lights.
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  6. lindsay says:

    Love these lights! It’s the little things sometimes that make the biggest statement I think. I remember going light fixture shopping when I was first in my condo and I think I spent 3 days picking out 2 pieces. lol
    btw I like the ones you got much more than the first ones you picked out. very elegant, simple and classy.
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  7. Alison says:

    Typical builder brass. Such great updates – and finding lights similar to PB for much less is quite an accomplishment.
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  8. Virginia says:

    Hi! I found your blog a few days ago; was looking at p!nterest and saw your stamped concrete… and was instantly hooked.

    I have spent the last few days reading your blog like a novel (it was make a great book :D ) and am now here in the present.

    Wow.

    Beautiful blog, beautiful house, beautiful couple. And beautiful cats x

    And pretty cool to think that each night as I wind down during the chilly Melbourne evenings reading your blog, that you two are springing up in the warm weather mornings in America and ‘houseing’ :)

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  10. Samantha says:

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