We wanted a fixture that was larger, and had a pop of color. And since we are crushing on navy right now, this wall mount light from Rejuvenation fit the bill perfectly. This is where it starts getting funny. We took off the old fixture and the hole was filled with yellow jacket nests. Hilarious?
Sometimes when things that involve bugs, spiders, or one time a toad–long prank story, grrr–and our house I get this overwhelming feeling that, “We can’t live here!” I am a big-time wuss. These feelings came flooding in when I saw those hives. Must. Leave. Luckily they were abandoned, and we have pest control (for sure!) but still. What a terrible joke.
After Chris coaxed me to come back outside, installing the new fixture was easy-peasy. Turned off the power, installed the new mounting bracket and all the wires matched up perfectly. There wasn’t a random purple wire that left us scratching our heads. All very straightforward.
And, voila! Isn’t Carson a beaut?!
But, there’s one more detail that has us laughing our heads off.
It is so short, it’s comical. The hole is placed pretty low to begin with, and the larger fixture definitely brings a lot more attention to that fact, but we also didn’t account for the down-turning fixture when we decided on it. Oops. Ha…ha..ha! After we finished laughing (really), we decided we truly love the light, and want to make it work. So rather than exchange it, we’ll rearrange some siding and electrical work, which will surely be a lot more challenging than just rearrange this and that, and raise it to a proper height.
Besides the height factor, we’re smitten. That navy is the perfect amount of color and the spring board for the rest of the patio decor.
A special thanks to Rejuvenation for partnering with us for this project.