Hello and happy Monday! I can't believe it is March tomorrow, I can feel spring coming on and it makes me giddy!
Today I am super excited to share a project that I have been putting off for...umm almost a year now. I know total slacker. And guess what? It was super easy! Here are my DIY Plug-in Sconces, from pendant lights...
Floating Night Stands.
Plank wall and my Farmhouse Storage bed but I wasn't sure how to do it since I couldn't hardwire them to the wall. My next option was to use some type of plug in lights.
Being the indecisive person that I am I kept putting it off because I couldn't decide on what I liked. I have been going back and forth for months on different options and probably still would be if it hadn't been for my friend Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl. She set up a DIY Lighting Challenge, and you guessed it... this was my chance to finally make a decision and get it done! So what did I do? I went to the ReStore of course! And boy did I score! I got these two pendant lights for $1 each! Bam. It was on...
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I finally went to the store to get some things that I knew I would need. I decided that buying this cord would be the cheapest and fastest option to convert my pendant lights into plug in lights. It was only $6.27 at home depot, but I also found it cheaper at Amazon, so next time I will plan ahead.
Or you can buy Pendant light cords for pretty cheap too!
How to convert a Pendant Light into a Plug-in Sconce:
You will need:
1x1 wood (or you could use a 2x2)
Westinghouse 6 ft. Cord Set with Candelabra-Base Socket and Cord Switch
coupling (same size as pendant lamp)
wire basket (or alternative Pendant light cage)
spray paint (optional)
router or table saw
In the photo above I have white arrows pointing to the parts I used, the black arrow is pointing to the shaft (not sure the real term) which I debated using, and then decided not to use. I simply unscrewed and removed it. I also used a metal socket ring(not shown) that holds the glass light cover in place.
Reclaimed Wood Media Console drawer fronts and spent a tons of time sanding them down. Just doing four pieces seemed like a piece of cake!
When I got them home I thought I would have to cut off the handles...as turns out, they popped off pretty easily with a little muscle. I used the socket ring as my guide to cut a hole in the bottom of the basket with a wire cutter.
I placed the light on the wall and used my level to make sure it was nice and straight, then I slowly started drilling the screws into the wall. I only went a tiny bit then unscrewed them. It left small holes in the wall, exactly where I needed to drill holes to add my wall anchors. Then once my wall anchors were installed I placed the screws into the anchors and drilled them in! (Left)
Hanging Hexagon Planter though...
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