The better to fade away. . .

Our garden lights before:

Our garden lightpost before painting/enclos*ure

And after:

garden light/enclos*ure

The dark chocolate brown matches the ironwork on the house.

garden lights/enclos*ure

Also, I had remembered reading long ago, advice by Ken Druse that dark brown was the best color for making less-than-beautiful garden features recede.  (He specifically recommended Cabot’s Solid Color Stain in “Spanish Moss.”)

garden lights/enclos*ure

Now, in the evening, we just see floating white balls.