Monday, February 21, 2011

Table lamp turned Sconce

Don't try this at home unless you are totally comfortable with electrocution, sandpaper hands, and browsing Home Depot for hours searching for a "metal plate thingy that has holes in it"

Ok I'll just get to it. A couple of you lovers have emailed me about my lighting above my sink. I made it myself from a table lamp purchased for 45 bucks! 

Well here is what it looked like before.....


I took the base off to expose the wires...This particular task lamp had a huge bulky base so I went to Home Depot and bought a slimmer ceiling canopy plate. I then had to search for a sconce plate which was not an easy task....I ended up making one myself....Not photographed


 I ran the wires through and then screwed the plate on with a washer.


Basically a bunch of tinkering and messing around with wires I created this...




I was so inspired by this idea that I was a repeat offender and did the same thing in my office.

Before

After

* ignore the cork board...there is still no trim or cord cover on the light. Oh... and definitely ignore the wall color*








13 comments:

  1. You are a genius! Such a smart way to create a custom look! Where are the lamps from originally?

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  2. That, my dear, is impressive!! Bookmarking this one now!

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  3. oh my god this is SO IMPRESSIVE. I'm dying.

    Can you please make one for my powder room? I'm actually pretty serious lol. I may be emailing you.

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  4. Wow, I was wondering myself how to do this. It had cross my mind and then I thought, ehhh, that would be too hard. But, you made it look soooo easy. Well done.

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  5. Great idea, I love the look. You make it look so simple. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. What a great idea. I love the one against the marble. Beautiful.

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  7. Genius!!!! Looks amazing with your splash back too - they are some very pretty tile.

    Sarah x

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  8. Love your blog! I have been dying to find an anatomy poster.... where in the heck did you find yours?

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  9. Brilliant. I can't wait to do this! PS - I found you via Bijou and Boheme and absolutely love your style and chutzpah! Xo - Sarah

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  10. WOW! I need to stop reading all these great DIY projects...am getting an inferiority complex...in a million years I could NEVER do this..jealous! Great job!

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  11. Where are these lights from?

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