The lights came with 3M stickies, but I found that they did not hold well to the galvanized metal. So I turned to my trusty DIY friend, Sugru, to help me out! ( I have a few more posts that use Sugru, check them out!)
I used one package of Sugru for every light that I attached. For some of them, I added one light. For the larger pieces, I added 2-3 lights. I set the Sugru onto the back of the light, and then pushed it firmly onto the metal. It takes 24 hours for the Sugru to dry. Once dry, you will still be able to twist the front off of the light and change the batteries whenever needed.
Here’s what I ended up with. I attached them to some old pulleys I had on hand already (I collect junk!), and hung them up.
They light up the porch really nicely, and I love that I can choose a warm or cool light tone! No wiring needed, and so easy to turn off and on with the remote. Did I already mention that I love the timer option?
By the way, I recently re-did this section of the porch. The indoor-outdoor rug is from Well Woven Rugs, and the furniture is from RST Brands. We love them – we use the porch so much more now!
What do you think? Would you do this project? What would you use for the light fixture (other ideas besides chicken waterer tops)?
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