Do you suffer from ECP also known as —>Exposed Cord Phobia 😯 . Have you noticed that top designers, home decorating stores, DIY bloggers, and home decor magazines are now exposing their cords?! I know that sounds like it’s against the law, doesn’t it? Well, now I’m exposing my cords, too. Maybe not all of my cords, but this wall sconce light fixture that I scored at a thrift store in Northern Michigan is a perfect example. This is one trend I truly adore because not only does it make things easier on us, it also adds a touch of cozy vintage style without much effort. So, today I’m sharing my thrift store “White Hobnail Sconce with Exposed Cord”…
kicked me out of the truck dropped me off at this interesting looking thrift store we drove by on the way to a cottage we rented for vacation. One of my most favorite things to do on vacation is to visit thrifty stores of all kinds. Do you do that, too? It’s so relaxing, and exciting when you find something. Poor Rick though…he gets bored quickly at these places. So, while Rick was taking the kids for ice cream, I went inside and scoped the joint out. The owner wasn’t over friendly when I said hello, but that didn’t stop me. I saw this white hobnail sconce on the wall and bee-lined over to it. I wasn’t sure if it was for sale.
Well, it was for sale alright, and for only $20. That is very cheap in my opinion, and just look at the perfect condition. In addition, I loved the exposed cord and had been looking at exposed cord light fixtures for months.
I knew EXACTLY where I could put this cute little guy—>right on the right side of my “Husband’s Shaving Station” mirror..BOOM. It fit like glove. It was like that little rustic wood spot was just waiting for it to arrive.
Here’s the shaving station before and without the hobnail sconce…
Here it is after…
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS—>Before I go any further, I want to make sure I tell you that this is an “exposed cord”, NOT exposed wires. Also, if you feel uncomfortable with any exposed cords, you can enclose the cord with conduit strips. In addition we used a ground fault outlet. Lastly, the cords are located a sufficient distance away from the sink to eliminate any splashing hazard.
I never really envisioned putting light fixtures on either side of his mirror when we completed the “Master Bathroom Renovation“, but this white hobnail beauty up against the rustic wood just adds so much charm.
Rick really doesn’t need
any more charm a light there because the chandelier, and several recessed lights give off more than enough light, but this just makes it cozier. I actually turn it on at night for a night light after I shut the blind.
You might be thinking we need another one on the other side, right? Well, I don’t want too many cords hanging. Uh oh…my ECP (Exposed Cord Phobia) is coming back. Well, maybe, but there’s only the one outlet at the bottom right, so I really don’t want a cord going all the way under the sink.
Besides…I think having just the one makes it more rustic, and less hotel. Kind of like a cabin in the woods with only one light, lol.
I hope you try a light fixture with an exposed cord soon. There are endless possibilities when you think about where your outlets are already located (go look now!). All you need to do is find the right light, screw it into wall, and plug it in. Boom.
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