Thursday, October 14, 2010

Changing a Light Fixture: Back Porch

Our back porch was starting to feel neglected, but with the weather becoming slightly cooler (it's been 87 here the entire week...), we are coming out of our summer hibernation in the South and enjoying some outdoor time. Dmitri especially loves playing amongst nature. And we have been eating most of our meals on the back porch.

This has brought to my attention the forgotten back porch, and the half-finished makeover that is underway. The light fixture was such eye-sore.

The birds liked it...

But me? Not so much...

So, we replaced it with this pendant from Ikea...
  


And now we are all much happier and enjoying our more aesthetically pleasing porch and light fixture.

Total Cost: $29.99 - Ikea Ottava Light Fixture

Well worth it!

8 comments:

paisley penguin said...

Not to mention how hard it would be for a bird to make a nest in it. This looks great!

Momma Rhyne said...

Oh I love that fixture. I'm considering it for my kitchen.

ChRiS said...

looks like the perfect fixture for a porch.....infact i am going to show this to other 1/2 later to see if we could put this on our front porch......anyways looks great.

Mrs. Adventure said...

Oooh I love your new fixture, great job!

Mandi Miller said...

Very nice! I agree the weather has been so great here!

Bromeliad said...

That's the perfect outdoor light.

DustyLu said...

Love it! Great choice! Fantastic idea! lulu

Sarah - Citified Country Girl said...

Poor birds, you put them out of their home. Haha. Your new pendant looks great! Plus, I'm sure your porch is quiet and peaceful now.