New Front Porch Lantern Light

Little by little, we’re updating all of our semi builder grade lighting around the house. When we built our home, almost three years ago (how can that be?), we definitely had to stick to our budget. And needless to say, we didn’t have a huge amount of money for lighting. Other things like real hardwood flooring, nicer cabinets and stucco siding were much more important to us, so we skimped on lighting. It’s also one of the easier things to upgrade as time and our styles change.

After our living room light switcheroo, the next light I couldn’t wait to swap out was our front porch light. It’s always seemed waay too small for the door and as time moved on, it was something that I couldn’t see past.

Here’s the new front porch lantern light, large and beautiful and a much better size for our door…

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

After looking high and low at lanterns, I ended up buying this one from Amazon. I am so completely thrilled with it! But before I ordered it, and because it was considerably larger than our previous light, I made sure to tape off the size of the light on our stacked rock. Here’s the picture I shared on Instagram:

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

I surprised Anthony by having one of my electrician friends hang it up… Needless to say he’s a bit preoccupied with farming and work at the moment and I was having heart palpitations just from seeing it sit in the box. Must. Get. It. Installed. So really, it might have been for both of us! ;)

It’s just what our entryway was missing…

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

And just like lighting can, it completely changed the look and feel of our entry…

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s got the prettiest seeded glass…

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’ve also switched up a few other things on our front porch, like the paint on our front door and a new door knob. I’ll be sharing the details on all of it really soon.

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s a little before and after comparison that really shows the difference between the two lights…

This was taken right after we moved in…

Front porch light before by The Wood Grain Cottage

And now:

Front Porch Lantern Light by The Wood Grain Cottage

That’s a pretty big difference! And now I’m basically itching to start switching out all of our other exterior lights too. We have 5 more that’ll need swapped… I better start saving now! :-D

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I’ll take your old one! :)

  2. Joyce Shannon says:

    I love the seed glass. Very beautiful.

  3. So pretty! It’s a wonderful addition to your home Shayna!!

  4. Almost Retired says:

    Does it cast light that is diffused because of the seeded light?

  5. i love the light and the new door paint color. where did you get the olive bucket and if you don’t mind how much was it?

  6. It looks lovely and perfect with the seeded glass. The new door colour and lockset look great too.

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