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Attention all who decorate. The dixie, I mean thrifty chicks from The Thrifty Style Team are at it again this month. I have joined creative forces once again on the second Wednesday of the month with amazing blogger ladies who can decorate thrifty style without sacrificing class. Be sure to scroll all the way down so you don’t miss their thrifty ideas. My contribution this round is all about an “Affordable Rustic Sconce” that I came across one evening on-line. The price is a shocker and certainly deserves a Thrifty Style Team post. Let’s take a look, shall we?
This very rustic versatile “goose neck” sconce with exposed plug-in cord originally caught my eye when I was searching for sconces on line one evening. The price was a shocker, and even more so because the deal comes with two sconces 😯 ! So, there are two of these little ladies for the price of one. Actually, I think even one is worth more than what I paid.
[Speaking of saving money…almost everything in this photo below is thrifty. My tea set collections, the oval gold framed vintage picture on the wall, the brass & glass coffee table, the big teal glass bottle, and the blue glass canister —-> all found at flea markets, or thrifts stores.]
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When the sconce sisters arrived 2 days after I ordered them (they arrived fast) I
galloped walked around the house with one trying to figure out where they would be needed the most (I had to find a spot that had an outlet below for the exposed cord to plug into). You see, our house is 25 years old and it can be very creepy, especially in the halls where there isn’t nearly enough recessed lighting.
So, I originally hung one in the dark hall leading to our laundry room from the kitchen. It stayed there for a while until we switched out one of the recessed lights to a hanging chandelier. Hey-did you know that you can do that? Yep, recessed lights can easily be switched into a hanging pendant, and no electrician required (that post will be coming up next month 4/19/19).
After good ole thrifty sconce here was without a home, I looked around again, only this time I really nailed a better location 😎 .
If you’ve seen our front living room, I’m thinking you may have seen the rustic wood we hung in there to give it a “lodge” feel. Here’s my post on that rustic wood if you are interested. We’ve changed a lot since then, but the wood is still one of my favorite DIY transformations in our home. I carried it through-out our home as you can see here in our home tour. We also replaced and stained the built-in shelves ourselves, too.
So, there they are in their final resting spot. One on each side of our blue velvet sofa, and they look fantastic up against the stained wood- almost like they were born to go there. In addition, the wood made it very simple to screw into the wall with out anchors. I think the sconces actually make the room look larger when they are both on. They also create a cozy rustic atmosphere and make perfect night lights.
I keep my rustic sconces on all night and all day just because that’s the way I like it. However, they are very simple to turn on & off with the little switch that is located about 1/2 way down the cord. Ironically enough, even though these are supposed to be “exposed cord” sconces, the stained wood does cover them up to a certain degree.
If you keep scrolling, you’ll see where we hung our thrift store hobnail exposed sconce on the rustic stained wood in our master bathroom. I love these sconces because they do not need to be wired by an electrician. On that note, here’s some information my husband wanted to add about the installation —->
Take it away Rick: Mounting these lights was straightforward. The unit came with instructions on how to connect black on black wires together before proceeding to connect white on white wires together into the supplied connection unit. Then simply use the bracket supplied with the light, mark were the bracket is to be affixed using a pencil, and use the supplied screws to fasten the bracket to the wall, or in this case, to the wood trim beams. Once the bracket is up, you mount the light to the bracket using the decorative bolt caps by screwing the caps onto the bolts, and you are done.
And now it’s time for the full Thrifty Style Team to share their transformations…
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