It doesn't look too bad from the photo, but it was very dirty and old, and it didn't work. Since we have moved in we have not had a porch light. Boo. So anyway, first I bought a new fixture.
I chose a brushed aluminum finish to match the mailbox and front door hardware. I made sure to turn off the circuit breaker for the front light before I removed the old fixture.
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And when I put in a lamp and turned it on, it worked!
I'm so glad that we finally have a porch light that works! And now that it matches the door hardware and mailbox, I think our front porch seems a lot more cohesive. I still want to replace the house numbers which are old and ugly and painted over, but I think we've made our house much more inviting.