It took almost an entire day to install new lighting on the back porch. First, I had my handyman replace the crooked and scary looking black chandelier. I bought this at the Rose Bowl flea market in 2000 and thought it looked nice. But I have disliked that chandelier for seventeen years!
I bought this new light a few months ago when it was on sale. It’s been sitting in the back of my living room (in a box) waiting for the perfect spot. I knew it would look amazing out here! (You can now find it on Amazon for $289.99)
I also moved an old floor lamp out here and replaced the shade. (Can you tell I love lighting in outdoor areas?)
Since I moved the table out on the patio, I really wanted, more than anything, to hang a chandelier from the tree (I went with this one which is also from Amazon). I threw out every possible idea to my handyman and he made it work. The light is attached to an extension cord that is easily plugged in. I just love it!
I also hung a cabinet I found in Ventura at the flea market on the wall outside the door. Of course, I still need to write something on the chalkboard. And I found this rug at the Pottery Barn Outlet. All their rugs were 50% off the outlet price over the Memorial Day weekend and it was an absolute steal. (Pro Tip: If you have an outlet semi-close by, always stop by… that’s when you find the deals!)
The only thing left to do is find more iron patio furniture! I love the iron couch I bought many months ago and I still can’t believe I found cushions to fit at Pier One. (The back/upper cushions will arrive later this week.) But I need two matching chairs (to replace the teak ones) and a coffee table. If you know anyone in Southern California that has old vintage iron patio furniture for sale, please let me know!
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This post is the third in a larger series… since I’m not done with the makeover, who knows how many there will be!