Met Monday/Old Brass and New Garage Door Lights

Welcome to another Met Monday. Met Monday is a place for us to showcase our ever changing homes and projects. Thanks to the lovely Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for being our hostess with the mostest.
A little spray paint will do wonders! This was ugly old brass, (no before)

A cheap little wall sconce.

All spiffed up, I just need to find a candle.

When Hubby re-did our garage doors last summer, (my first Met Monday post) he just spray painted the old lights black to save a bit. I liked it, but wanted something a bit more substantial.

Recently we found new lights on sale at a home and garden store for only $6.00 a piece! Sorry about the sun glare. They weren't cheap looking at all, in fact they were quite heavy.

And here they are. I think they give it the look I was going for and with hubbies installing we only spent $12.00. Now head on over to Susan's for more amazing posts!!!


  1. Very pretty! I can't believe you got them for $6 each....Christine

  2. GM Dear friend...Girl first off let me tell you I love those carrige door you have there and I can't belive you got that beautiful light for $6.00...you and Dan did a wonderful job hanging them..I just love your house..I got an old ceiling mound lite fixture at Hospice the other day and wait until you see what I am making out it ...Maybe next week I'll have it done and be able to do Met Monday..May you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. I never cease to be amazed at paint! What a difference it makes! And your beautiful garage doors look wonderful with you new black fixtures. Well done! Linda

  4. Hi Cindy. I just got off a website called Wisconsin Gardening Online and according to them April is the month to start planting pansies in your area too!!! It said they can withstand frost, freezing temps, and even snow. Yay! Such sweet little flowers. So roll up your sleeves sister and start planting. For me, gardening is therapy. I love what you did with the candle holders. Did you have to prep the brass before painting by sanding or priming first? I have always avoided anything brass at garage sales or flea markets thinking that they could not be painted. Yours look great and so do the new lights outside. And what a bargain!!! Have a great day! Hugs, Loretta

  5. Hi Cynthia !

    It's just amazing what paint can do ! I now look at things in a whole new light or should
    I say shade ! I think of all the things that
    can be re-purposed...I never thought of brass !
    Great job, I give you a 10 for creativity !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  6. Love your new make over treasures...great job on the sconse. Isn't it something what a bit of paint will do?
    And GOOD CHOICE on the garage lights. Very attractive.

  7. Good morning, your painted pieces look great! Great color! Have a great Monday!

  8. I need to start shopping with some of you girls--I never find deals like that. The new lights are just what you needed to finish it off! Have a good week!

  9. I'd say you got the deal of the day with those light fixtures! They look great! We want to replace our OLD brass ones with new black ones too but just haven't found any that we're crazy about. We'll probably find some when we least expect it...I hope!

  10. Isn't it just amazing what a little spray paint can do to totally change something into a real treasure. I have several of those old candlesticks, I should get out the can of spray paint. Your new garage light are gorgeous. What a wonderful buy, they look so nice. Thanks also for stopping by my MM post and leaving such kind comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

  11. Hello Girlfriend...

    Just read your sweet note that you left over in my kitchen...thank you so much for all of your generous compliments, Sweetie! You know, I guess I've always been on a tight budget as far as remodel/redecorating goes...but it's made me be creative! I actually enjoy that process...probably much more than just having a bunch of money to throw at something!!!!

    Well my friend...I love all of your lighting projects! Love how the candleholder and sconce turned out! I was just reading over at Cindy's of Romantic Homes...and she did the same thing with some of her brass! I had never thought about spray painting brass before but it turns out beautifully! I especially love that pretty sconce that you have!!! WOW...for only $12 you got a fabulous update on your outside lights...they're beautiful!!! Girl, I just love your garage doors...so pretty!!! You have a beautiful home!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Love ya,

  12. Cindy, Thanks for stopping by. I hope you felt free to take the awards with you... ;) I'm a big fan of your blog and love to visit often! Congratulations on the new little baby in the family! ;) Hope all is doing well! ~CC Catherine

  13. Hi Cindy,
    First congratulations on your sister's new and beautiful baby, she is absolutely beautiful!!
    Thanks for sharing all of your transformations, I need to remind myself that how a little paint can do wonders, The light by the garage is so pretty and what a great deal.

  14. I like the lamps. Looks good. I need to find a new one for my front porch.

  15. Your new lights look great and the price was amazing! What a find!

  16. Hello Cindy my friend! I LOVE those exterior lights; that must have been some amazing sale to get them for that price! Gorgeous.

    Is that "Heirloom White" you used to paint the old brass? I bought a spray can of that to experiment and as soon as the weather is warm enough and the winds here die down, I'll be unstoppable!

    thanks for your kind words --you know you are personally responsible for me getting involved in spreading my blogging wings! :-)

    All best -- Cass

  17. Cindy, your new lights are so pretty, and what a deal! Amazing what the white paint did for those two pieces! I'm going to dig out those brass candlesticks I've hidden away, and get some white spray paint. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

  18. Another blog to add the amazing blogs I have found...Love the red and the entire layout....also love your music.....I will be back often.

    Hope you will stop in and visit me.

  19. The light fixtures are a great improvement. Good job on finding the deal. Nice spray paint job. I'm with you there, girl.

  20. Cynthia,
    Thanks for stopping by to sign up for my giveaway. Now I have to go and spray paint my brass candle stick white! Good luck!

  21. Hi Cindy!! I love your re-dos!! Don't you just love spray paint??? Your new outside lights make a huge difference...gorgeous! I've had major Spring fever and can't make myself stay inside, so I scrolled down to get caught up. Your little niece is such a cutie! What a little treasure!! Hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

  22. Cindy thank you so much for stopping by my little ol blog!!

    Love what you did to your finds. I love the porch lights too- wish that is all it would take to make the front of our house look as pretty but I am afraid it will take a lot more than that!!

    I have a question about your garage doors- are they actual carraige type doors or did you find a place that sells the hinges? I would love to know your source if you would share it!


  23. I just LOVE your garage, I would like my doors to be like that on my little escape...doubt he could do that though. You sure seem to find some great deals.

  24. Hi Cindy...

    Just read the sweet note that you left for me on my wall grouping...I always love when you come by! You are just the sweetest!!! Thank you, so much my friend!

    Just wanted to come by and say hello...hope that you're having a terrific week!!! What's on the agenda for this week? We are having some beautiful weather here in colorful Colorado...it's supposed to get up to 74 today! Soooo nice!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  25. I am with you! Spray paint is one of my best friends....good job!


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy