Way back in September I hung some Christmas Lights over my patio. Remember? I knew way back then that I wanted to replace them with beefier lights and I finally got around to it!
Of course, because I’m me, I did this project on the cheap and, surprise-there was a problem.
After Christmas last year I bought two boxes of these LED C9 lights. I thought I would use them on the front of the house but I realized that they would be perfect out here. Sure, cute little round party lights would be nice too, but those things are freaking expensive!
I knew the two boxes I had wouldn’t be enough and when I found the (or so I thought) same lights there for $7.99 a box, I picked up three.
Much better, right? I still need an outdoor extension cord but I’m being picky. I looked at Harbor Freight this morning and the shortest one they had was blaze orange. Not the look I’m going for. It is too much to ask to find a 12 ft WHITE cord??
This brings us to problem #1 (or #2 if you count the extension cord.) Not enough lights. So, here this one dangles until I pick up more.
and problem #3/4? Two different colors of lights! Dang it! The ones I bought last year have a blue tint to them whereas the ones from Target are yellow. Obviously, I’m going with the yellow ones. So, in addition to a 12 ft white, outdoor extension cord, I need to buy 3 more strings of lights. Sigh.
But, if you sit in the right spot and look up and drink enough wine, this project is perfect!