I love thrift stores!!
Got 4 lights all total from the local used building supply store. These 2 big ones for 5 apiece and 2 smaller ones for 2 each. I was originally going to just clean them up and paint them. Imagine how surprised I was to find out they're solid brass! Overnight in acetone then an hour with some brass polish and you see what I came up with. I have to polish a bit more, then clear coat everything, but I love the look of brass. I've probably saved several thousand dollars by just reusing interesting old stuff like this. I'm going to make them motion controlled, but I'm doing it differently than normal. My porch has an inset ceiling, so I'm putting a remote sensor on the outside wall facing in. No ghost triggers that way. It annoys the heck out of me when a sensor flashes a light all night long for no reason. I'm picky, I know. Lol