Today we got some new exterior light fixtures - the porch light, the light for above the garage, and a light at the side door (all look like the one pictured below). All the old fixtures were "corroded brass" or "sun-bleached brownish gray", and were removed by the Siding Guys back in the fall. I guess we're getting motivated to do some more work on the house now that the weather is improving a bit. The sun is shining, but it's freezing outside. After this one was finished, I quickly took a couple photos to post.
Due to the style of our house, we've decided to go with more contemporary style fixtures, and this was actually a last-minute switch that I begged for. The design is based on a classic arts-and-crafts or mission style, but the light nickel finish is modern and clean looking. That's my attempt to combine old with new, although it doesn't always work out the way I imagine! However, I think this is an exception. I'm really glad Ron is so compliant with my whims. These were cheaper than the ones we had in the cart, and I think he actually loves them as much as I do.