Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover

Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover

I have a quick and easy way to get that classic gaslight front porch look, with this quick bulb upgrade!

Every couple of months, I like to share one of my favorite home improvement or DIY products with you all. Like my super popular 1-Day Grout Makeover. Today’s find has made my front porch all kinds of awesome! I’ve wanted to try this LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb since I saw a video for it last Christmas. I decided it was time to give them a go when we updated our front porch lights in May.

After doing a quick search for the LED Flame Effect Bulbs on Amazon, I found a bunch of highly rated options to try. So, I just went for the best deal on one of the highest rated deals that day. The exact one I picked is currently not listed, but hey, there are quite a lot with very high reviews from hundreds of people. And at around $20 for 2, it’s worth trying!

Try this Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover. This quick DIY will give your front porch instant curb appeal with that classic gaslight look! #AbbottsAtHome #CurbAppeal #FrontPorch #Gaslight #LEDBulb #PorchMakeover
Before the makeover, our front porch light was too small and faded from 30 years of the hot Texas sun.

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Try this Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover. This quick DIY will give your front porch instant curb appeal with that classic gaslight look! #AbbottsAtHome #CurbAppeal #FrontPorch #Gaslight #LEDBulb #PorchMakeover
Installing the new bracket for the light fixture.
Try this Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover. This quick DIY will give your front porch instant curb appeal with that classic gaslight look! #AbbottsAtHome #CurbAppeal #FrontPorch #Gaslight #LEDBulb #PorchMakeover
You can see the new light on the left and the old on the right here. That new light is so much better in scale and style! Loving that quick stain update I did on the front door that day too. No sanding required, easy peasy, guys!

But first, we really needed to replace our 30-year old porch lights. The old lights were really faded and aged. AND the scale was all wrong for our large porch. We needed to go with a bigger light to match the scale of the wall and door. I wanted something with a classic look too. A wrought iron look would be prefect! Amazon had tons of rubbed bronze/black porch lights that were beautiful.

I ended up going with this beautiful Allen + Roth Rubbed Bronze, Seeded Glass Light. The seeded glass was lovely and I thought it would work great with an LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb. I picked up 2 and got the Mr to install these beautiful lights while I worked on a quick restain of our badly weathered front door.

Try this Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover. This quick DIY will give your front porch instant curb appeal with that classic gaslight look! #AbbottsAtHome #CurbAppeal #FrontPorch #Gaslight #LEDBulb #PorchMakeover
I love the style of this light. It has gently curving lines and beautiful seeded glass. Side note, that’s the old light bulb in this picture. I think that LED Flame Effect Fire Light Bulb is prettier than that old one too.

So, within the day, we had a beautifully stained door and new large lights. Literally, these were 2 huge wins in 1 day that instantly amped our curb appeal. Yea! Happy Dancing all over that front porch now!

I wrapped up that day by popping in those flame effect bulbs and crossed my fingers hoping they wouldn’t be a huge fail. I have to say, they are pretty cool, guys. The flame does look pretty darn realistic. If you don’t want a bright flame, you might want to try one of those 4 mode LED Flame Effect Fire Bulbs. You can even use those in an upright bulb.

Check out this video to see how it looks!

The one unexpected aspect to this light was the way it looked from inside the house. It legitimately looks like a fire is on the front porch from inside the house. I did a few nights of double-takes when I walked by the door. LOL. But the effect from the street is so pretty, I got used to it. 😉

Try this Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover. This quick DIY will give your front porch instant curb appeal with that classic gaslight look! #AbbottsAtHome #CurbAppeal #FrontPorch #Gaslight #LEDBulb #PorchMakeover
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How about another easy lighting update for your home? Just screw on these outlet covers with built in guidelights!

Simply unscrew your outlet cover and replace with this cover. No wiring, at all. This SnapPower Guidelight makes a great nightlight in the kids room or as a guidelight for hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms at night. I love this easy home upgrade!

Looking for another great DIY product to improve your home? I love this easy to use Grout Renew and Sealer.

You can restore that grout color without scrubbing. It's really quick and easy. You can even switch to a new grout color, with Grout Renew. My how-to video will show you how easy it is to update your grout color.


Feeling inspired? Get out there and do your own LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Or post pictures of your work and tag Abbotts At Home on FB, I’d love to see it!

8 thoughts on “Easy LED Flame Effect Fire Bulb Front Porch Makeover

  1. That does look cool. Now I want to buy new outdoor lights and get the light bulbs. 🙂

  2. That is so super cool. Thank you sharing your link on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party we’ve enjoyed it. Come back soon. poinsettiadr.com

  3. What a difference! This looks great and I love the flame effect. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I’ll be featuring this at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there!

  4. You’ve been PINKED! Your post was a hit on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party. Come by and pick up a badge this week at poinsettiadr.com You rock!

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