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DIY Light Fixture : Woodsy & Brass Sconce

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Wazzup team? I wanted to share instructions for these two plug-in sconces that I recently made for our bedroom at the cabin. I wanted to design something that had retro feel to reference the age of the cabin (circa 1968) but I wanted it to be a little sophisticated as well, so I went with the brass finish, wood canopy and the covered twisted cord. I think it looks cool.

As you can see below, the cabin bedrooms are actually coming together. The photo is of the bedroom we claim as ours, but both bedrooms are identical in size and the layout is the same but flipped. I’d like to make both bedrooms similar in style and vibes since they are technically twins, but I’d like to have differences between the two as well. For instance, the bed linens are the same in both, but I’ve been dressing them with different throw pillows to make each unique. I plan to do the same with lighting, rugs, side tables and dressers. Get it? But since we are the kings of this castle, I’ve been focusing more on pulling ours together – it’s a slow process, but it’s getting there.

Deuce Cities Henhouse | Cabin Bedroom

Instructions
Please, if you’re not familiar with electrical wiring contact an electrician

  • Disassemble a socket and attach a set of b&w wires (gold hot, silver neutral)
  • Reassemble the socket with the wires feeding out the top
  • Thread 3/4 inch nipple onto wire and then attach to the socket – tighten the set screw on the side of the socket
  • Thread the cup over the nipple and then thread the coupling onto the wire.
  • Screw the coupling onto the nipple sandwiching the brass cup
  • Thread the 3″ pipe onto the wires and screw into the coupling
  • Repeat these steps
  • Thread the cluster onto first set of wires screw to 3″ pipe, repeat for other side
  • Thread four wires through a 1″ pipe attach pipe to the top of cluster
  • Carefully thread the armback onto all four wires and attach to the pipe
  • Thread the 1.5″ pipe onto the four wires and attach to the armback.
  • Thread coupling onto the wires and attach to the pipe
  • Attach 1″ nipple to the coupling, thread on the wooded canopy
  • On the back of the canopy thread on washer and nut and firmly tighten.
  • Drill an 1/8″ hole in the bottom of the canopy for the cord
  • Thread the strain relief onto the cord and then thread the cord through the bottom of the canopy
  • Strip the ends of all three black wires (two from the lamp, one from the cord) and use an electrical nut to twist all three together
  • Repeat the last step with the three white wires
  • Slide the male end of the hang straight into the hole on the bottom of the canopy
  • Tighten the black screw on the hang straight
  • Add the switch to the cord (instructions here)
  • Add the plug to the end of the cord (instructions here)
  • Light bulbs!

Deuce Cities Henhouse | DIY Light Fixture Instructions

Deuce Cities Henhouse | DIY Light Fixture Instructions

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  • Kari February 22, 2018

    Everything you are doing in this cabin is giving me life. You’re crushing it!

    • Scoops February 23, 2018

      Hey Kari! Thanks, it’s giving me life too!!! :)

  • Maeve February 22, 2018

    You could probably build a business around custom lighting design. I am so impressed every time.

    • Scoops February 23, 2018

      You guys are speaking my language. I’d love to, I really enjoy it!

  • Danielle February 23, 2018

    What awesome lights! I second the comment about custom design lighting! Or at least, DIY lighting kits. You have such great ideas – and the results are beautiful!

    • Scoops February 23, 2018

      Danielle! Thank you for this suggestion! I’ve been considering selling my lamps, but wasn’t sure that was exactly what I wanted to do, but I really, really like this idea of making DIY kits! I’m gonna workshop this and see where it takes me. Thanks for the inspiration!

      • Abs February 27, 2018

        Please do! I love these but know that realistically it will take me forever to hunt down the bits & pieces on my own.

  • Lauralou February 23, 2018

    I feel like I should just say “ditto” to the above three commenters. You could have your own lighting design company, the cabin rocks, I’m amazed and inspired. :)

    • Scoops February 23, 2018

      Yes, you guys are being very encouraging. I’m spending the rest of my afternoon researching how I might make this happen. I feel very motivated, thanks for the comment!

  • Camantha February 23, 2018

    Ditto. I will be there to watch renovation shows while you work.

    • Scoops February 23, 2018

      You are always there for me, and I love watching tv in bed with you. I can’t wait ’till we get your fixtures put together! They gonna rock.

  • Rachel February 23, 2018

    Wow, this looks fantastic! I’ll definitely be using this to help me build my own lights someday, so thank you.

    • Scoops February 23, 2018

      Thanks Rachel! I’d love to see a picture once you build your own lights :)

  • gigi February 24, 2018

    Would love for you to start selling your lights as a kit.

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