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!
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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.
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. 😉
How about another easy lighting update for your home? Just screw on these outlet covers with built in guidelights!
Looking for another great DIY product to improve your home? I love this easy to use Grout Renew and Sealer.
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!