Antique Outdoor Lighting

Some things are worth saving. Our antique light fixture needed some love. I stripped off the old paint and applied a rust blocker and painted it black.

I also cleaned the glass. Under all the grime was this gorgeous antique glass.

 My husband took the lighting apart and I refinished it.

It was a lot of work but so worth it!!!

~ Small updates do make a difference. ~

Thanks for stopping by this old house.

I'm linking to:
Knick of Time Interiors 


Unknown said...

I loed the stripped down look, also, Dee. Just beautiful!
Have a beautiful weekend ~

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

It's wonderful Dee. I love it! Glad you didn't replace it. And you are so right about updating little things making such a difference. Before our wedding party, I did so many little things like replacing outlet covers and light switch plates and numerous other small things. No one really noticed but I felt so good about it.

Gina said...

It looks wonderful Dee and I think it's great that you didn't replace it! There are a few things that I replaced in this house 10 years ago, that I wish I didn't.

Cass @ That Old House said...

So glad you saved the old fixture! It's lovely.
when we sold our last house, a brick Arts & Crafts, we left the patinaed brass and slag glass porch light (original and in perfect shape) -- thinking that it was what we should do, as it "belonged" to the house.

I drove past a few months later -- and the new owners had taken it down and replaced it with a modern fixture! I nearly cried ....

So YAY for you for keeping the fixture that your house already "owns." :-)

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dee

This looks great! I love the glass too.


The Old Parsonage said...

How weird is it that I just asked MR Op to take down our outdoor lighting for a little spruce up. Love that leaded glass.


Savannah Granny said...

Awesome job. I love how it turned out. I know how much work it was bucause I have done it in the past. I was younger then. Great results.

I absolutely love your home. I adore a stone house.
Blessings, Ginger

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a pretty fixture, Dee! The glass is very neat. I was going to do our front door lanterns before we moved, but wound up not having time. They get so beat up from the sun and weather when there is no overhead protection.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful! Love the crackle appearance to the glass. I bet it is just stunning lit at night in person!


Unknown said...

Don't ya just love saving stuff like this?!! Every time you pass it, you will be reminded of your cleverness!

Unknown said...

It looks great! Good job. :)

PS... I like your wine stoppers too.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lookin' good! Lots of work but the end results are so worth it!

Chatty Crone said...

Alrighty then, that sure was worth saving - it was gorgeous. sandie

Mark Norkaitis said...

looks great! Love your blog! Im now a follower!

Mark @ Room363

Anonymous said...

This lamp makeover is Genius! You've inspired me to give me tired old lamps makeovers. Hopefully they're turn out as beautifully as yours did.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,

You are a POWER COUPLE! Your husband does the same as what my husband does. It is so rewarding to re-purpose those old or antique things! It provides us with quality that's no longer available in the market place...
Love to you,


Gloria said...

What a great improvement, and the glass is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hello. Great job. I did not expect this. This is a splendid story. Thanks!
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