I decided to give these ugly outdoor lights on our house a makeover. Although the style is not what I would choose were I buying new ones, the price of two cans of spray paint was much better than new lights.I bought two cans of oil rubbed bronze spray paint and went to work. I knew I didn’t want to go to the trouble of taking the lights off the side of the house, but more importantly, I couldn’t get them down without a struggle because the screws were pretty reluctant to come out. Instead, I created a cocoon of newspaper around the lights, taping it off around the base of the light. (Note: if you’re going to do this same technique, be sure the fold the newspaper up and tape it at the bottom to create a trough to catch drips)
After! The improvement of how the lights look is so huge. I don’t even mind them at all anymore, and I love how they blend in with the house and create a layer of colors on the house.If there are any small projects that you want replaced like lights, spending the few dollars on spray paint is a great way to make it look better and buy some more time before upgrading.