I am slowly finishing projects for Sarah’s room – I can’t wait to finally have everything done! We needed to replace some of the old lights that were on her wall and wanted to keep the project under $10/light. This is a pretty basic light project and I didn’t set anything on fire… so I’d say it went pretty well! I love how it turned out and if I had any wall sconce style lighting in my apartment, I’d definitely be replacing them with some of these!
What you need:
-1/2″ Coupling (I got this, took out the screws, and grinded down the edge so it was smooth)
–1/2″ 90 Degree Elbow
-Electrical Cord (I used some from an broken lamp.)
–1 1/4″ PVC Coupling
How to make it:
-Cut out a circular piece of wood (larger than the opening in the wall.)
-Drill a hole in the wood the same size as the metal coupling.
-Insert the coupling. Use a dab of glue if it doesn’t fit in tightly.
-Put some glue around one end of the elbow and place it into the coupling. Hold it in place until the glue has dried.
-Split your wire and expose about 1/2″ of the wire from each side. Twist each piece around one of the screws and tighten the screw down to keep in place.
-Put your socket into your PVC coupling. I had to glue a piece of cardboard around the ceramic first and then use glue to secure that inside of the PVC.
-Feed the wire up through the elbow and out through the back of the wood.
-Tie a knot in the wire at the back of the light – so the socket won’t slip down.
– Separate and trim the wires coming from the back of the light and expose 1/2-1″ of wire. Use wire nuts to secure these to the wires that are in the wall from the previous light. (Make sure the power is off…)
-Measure out and drill pilot holes through your wood and screw the light into the wall.