If you’re looking for a modern exterior light for your front or back door you can spend a lot of money at a home improvement store or spend $12 and repurpose a metal Ikea utensil rack and a cheap hokey jelly jar light.
Ikea modification weblog Ikea Hacks gives us this easy weekend project. Simply use a pair of tin snips to cut out where the light bulb meets the bottom of the utensil holder, JB Weld the light base with the utensil rack, and when that has dried spray paint it to whatever color you’d like.
This mod is a simple way to have functional and attractive lighting for a fraction of the price of a commercial exterior light fixture.
Utensil holder becomes exterior light | Ikea Hackers