When we last left the post, we had just placed the new fixture on before having to run for cover. After several crazy storms and lots of rain, we were ready to continue on with our process. Well, Kyle was ready to forge ahead while I spent the weekend in Charleston.
So where were we? Ah, yes:
Step 22: Drill new holes into post
Step 23: Screw lamp to post
Step 24: Decide to actually update the lamp post as well
Step 25: Clean post
Step 26: Scrub post with a wire brush
Step 27: Cover and tape fixture to protect it from paint
Step 28: Rake leaves and other debris away from lamp post.
Step 29: Spray paint post with color of choice
Step 30: Realize it may have been easier to paint before installing the new light
Step 31: Show wife finished product upon her return home (she won’t notice by herself because her drive was far too traumatic)
Step 32: Wife: realize your husband skipped Step 28. Decide not to say anything and just enjoy the finished product
Step 33: Skip steps 34-137*…they’re unimportant (and they don’t exist)
That’s it! Easy peasy, right? The hardest part of this project was just picking the paint color for the post. Did we want to keep the black? Satin nickel to match the fixture? A pop of color?
Drum roll, please………………………………………….
We decided to go with a light blue because it goes well with our future plans for the curb appeal of the house – and no, I don’t mean painting the rest of the ground cover blue. Right now it kind of stands out a little more than I’d like it to, but I’m confident that once the rest of the pieces fall into place the lamp post will feel right at home.