DIY Wall Sconce Lighting

March 7, 2020

DIY Wall Sconce Lighting
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We decided to start this project after we successfully completed our entryway Hand-Blown Glass Pendant Lights.  We were ready to take on DIY wall sconces.  Feeling confident we hit TJMAX and HomeGoods to look for options.  Sweet we found a smaller version of the vases we used on the entryway lights. Finding the smaller vase was the good news…the bad news they only had 1 vase in stock.

We need 3 vases to create wall sconces to light up our stairs. We tried calling all of the local stores those within a couple of hours to ask about their current stock.  As you can imagine it was difficult to explain what we were looking for and the staff at the store could not confirm if they had it.  We really made the decision that we really want the lights.  We took off on a 100 mile round trip tour of all of the local stores. Luckily we were able to find 3 vases.  This was our first time trying a wall sconce so our next stop was going to be Home Depot to develop our game plan.

DIY Wall Sconce

Hand blown glass vases 

DIY transformation of existing wall sconce using base:

We decided that the easiest way to accomplish the project would be to find an existing sconce to use the vase as a replacement for the glass top.  After a tour in the lighting department, we found some pretty wall sconces that we thought we could update into our wall sconces.

Get creative there are lots of places you can find base wall sconces.  Updating the base of an old light could be as easy as a coat of paint.

DIY Wall Sconce

Turning vase right side up adds visual impact

This time instead of hanging the vases upside down we put them right side up. We learned to drill glass with our DIY Pendant Entryway Lights.  We were much more confident drilling the glass to fit the hardware. Once the holes were drilled we simply exchanged the existing glass on the sconce with our vase.

DIY Wall Sconce

Scones final installation

The finished product:

The recycled glass vases give off a stunning glow and look like expensive custom lighting. Stay tuned for some Moroccan inspired pendant lights that add some (oooo laaa laaa) glow to the bedroom.

DIY Wall Sconce and Pendant Lights

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