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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.



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

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