Light It Up

Feb 27, 2010 + ,

We finally have some snow on the ground. Of course we should - its winter and I live in Canada - but this winter has been surprisingly light on snowflakes. One thing I love about this time of year is seeing all of the seasonal lights on the houses, twinkling and shimmering, giving off warm glows beneath puffy mounds of snow.

HandyMan recently came home with a new light for over the new front door. I'll admit I was skeptical; the vintage bubble type light we currently had seemed fine to me. But he was right. The new light really made our snowy facade look great! Have a look:

Exterior 2008:


Exterior 2009 - old light:



Exterior 2010 - new light:



While the old light gave more overall light and highlighted the door frame, I think this new light focuses on the door and makes it really pop. Plus, it's stainless steel and works well with the stainless steel house numbers and door hardware. We'll have to change the railing to stainless as well eventually, to make the exterior cohesive.



One of our neighbours even told us our house now stands out and looks straight out of a postcard and that's pretty great considering all the houses on our street look exactly the same. Goes to show you that sometimes, all you need is some flattering lighting to bring out your best features.


14 comments:

  1. Much better!

    I love the ribbon you used to hand the wreath! Gorgeous!

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  2. Your awesome front door looks even more awesome!

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  3. What a difference a light makes. Who would have thought?

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  4. So glad I found your blog. I love every room in your house. This will definitely be a place for inspiration with my own home renos. Beautiful.
    Dana

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  5. What a difference a light makes...I agree it belongs on a postcard!

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  6. I have to agree this new light makes your front door pop!

    Great work :)

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  7. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Good eye, Handyman. It really does look that much better. And it was practically perfect before.

    jbhat

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  8. Your house is beautiful! The light really shows of your front door. I love it!

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  9. The new light looks great!

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  10. It's really beautiful. I just discovered your blog today...first time here and I love it!!! I'm going to sign up to follow. Why don't you pop over to my place, and if you see something that appeals to you, I would sure appreciate your signing up to follow me, as well. Now time for me to continue looking around!

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  11. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Thx all. We had been looking for just the right light for about a year and nothing grabbed us. Now just need to add one more spot light to catch the left side of the house.
    Handyman

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  12. I love your dark door and lighting combination. I'm painting our white door a shade of charcoal the first chance I get!

    And doesn't night lighting make such a huge difference on a home?!

    Kelly

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