Saturday, May 18, 2013

New outside light fixtures

Not exactly new since I bought these over a year ago in an artisania shop in Cihuatlan. I've been waiting till the painting was finished so they could stay mounted for awhile. I only bought two of these and have three lights on that side of the house so one remains a bare bulb until I find something else. A sconce in Mexico is generically called a lámpara de pared but also a arbotante.

The first one took over an hour to mount as plans kept changing. I ended up drilling a hole just over outlet box and using screw and plastic insert, screwed in a loop of metal pipe 'tape' (brought down from US). The second light took 10 minutes. Should be easy to remove for future painting.


Steve Cotton said...

The look nice. No chance of finding a third at the same spot?

John Calypso said...

Good job hombre

sparks said...

My Canadian neighbor liked them and looked where I bought them .... but said they had nothing similar. I will check on next trip

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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