fly away 90’s outdoor lighting…
There are many things I think we should bring back from the 1990’s. Some of the music, firstly. Like the Beastie Boys in their hey-day. And then there are those fantastic 90’s catch phrases. Like “fly“. That one definitely needs to make a re-appearance.
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On the other hand, some things from the 90’s need to stay gone. Things like fake gold “brassy” light fixtures that remind me of the color of Zack Morris’ bleached hair in Saved by the Bell. Not so fly.
Our home was built in the early 1990’s. So we have a lot of those 90’s references hanging around here. Literally…
Here is the entrance to our home. I love the home. But the light fixtures? Let’s just say since we’re speaking of “fly”… I was kinda hoping these dated light fixtures would fly, fly away.
Whenever I’d walk through my front door, that great 90’s Beastie Boys hit “Sabotage” would start running through my head. Some sabotage is exactly what these things were begging for.
Luckily, before sledgehammers started to swing…
We were saved by
the bell build.com.
(The 90s references are starting to flow like Zimas in my freshman college dorm)
Build.com had soooo many beautiful outdoor lighting options. And solid, quality brands to choose from, such as Kichler. We chose to replace the outdated outdoor fixtures with these gorgeous traditional fixtures by Kichler. They are a part of their Mount Vernon collection.
Above, you can see the new coming in, and the old headed out.
(Gorgeous live native Salal wreath on front door from Lynch Creek Farms)
Here’s a little video summary of the process…
Down comes the brass, and up….waaay up goes the class.
The hanging pendant was a bit of a challenge simply because of the height it had to be installed off the ground. But we got to rent scaffolding, which is always fun to put together as a couple ? ? ? Sike!!! Or is it psych?! Can’t recall, but I definitely said that like 1 gazillion times between 1990 and 1999.
The new Kichler sconces we chose are the bomb diggity. I think they work with the scale of the house better. The old ones seemed shrunken like the kids in a certain early 90s movie trio starring Rick Moranis…
Do you hear the Jeopardy music playing? Don’t forget to answer in the form of a question.
Here’s the 411 on the products used for our outdoor lighting update:
- outdoor wall sconces
- outdoor hanging pendant
Outcome? I think it’s all that and a bag of chips.
As for me, I’m going to sit here a while and continue reminiscing about the 90s. Granted, it won’t be as easy any more without those brassy lights.
Instead, I’ll sit here in my overalls, with a giant, oversized plaid shirt wrapped round my waist and yell things at the neighbors like “booyah” and “word“. I may even toss in a bit of “oh snap” while I admire these new lights.