We completed that mission with ease inside the house, but there were two stragglers that remained - the outside lights by the garage. Let me show you how ugly they are.
I don't know why we haven't already replaced those sad lights. Shame on us for being bad home owners and not completing a mission 100%. But, I do need to defend myself for a second - I bought lights to replace the worn-out, grungy gold lights; however, the base was not large enough to cover the hole where the lights are, leaving a space all the way around the base of the new lights, so these were returned. (A small space is visible around the base of the old lights in the photo above.) Anyways, the old lights finally quit working. Not a light bulb-is-burned-out kinda quit. A flat out dead-as-a-door-nail, never-coming-alive-again quit working. And this is a good thing because now we had to replace them, which is exactly what we did.
This was an easy project for me...I just helped the hubby, who is an electrician by trade. He had both lights changed out in 10 minutes. Gotta love a handy hubby!
It cost about $30 for the pair of lights, on sale at Lowe's. Also, the lights have a photo cell which enable them to automatically come on when it gets dark and turn off at dusk. This was a very easy upgrade that added some major curb appeal. I think the de-gold mission is 100% complete now!
Any experience changing out light fixtures? Are you on a de-gold mission at your house?