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DIY Industrial Sconces

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This project was SO much fun to make! I wanted to make new wall sconces for our Modern Industrial Guest Bedroom. When I found these utensil holders at Ikea, I knew that they would be perfect!
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To see a full list of tools and materials, please visit Love Create Celebrate
I started by making this quick holder for the canisters. I wanted to make sure that the canisters wouldn’t shift around while we were drilling in to the top of them. You could also cut a piece of wood to sit across the diameter. We made the ones shown, by tracing the inner and outer circles of the canister onto scrap wood.
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Then we drilled into the top of the containers using a special drill bit. Next, we used a dremel to clean up the edges a bit. It won’t look too pretty, but it’ll be completely covered up by the black steel flange in a minute, so it won’t matter :)
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I don’t have a picture of the black steel assembly, so I’ll just show you this one. It should be attached: flange – 1.5″ pipe – elbow – 2.5″ pipe – flange.
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Next, grab your wood. We used oak because we had some scrap pieces cut to 4″ x 4″ x 3/4″ thick, but you can use any wood. Find your centre and drill into it. Wide enough for cords to fit through. Then, you want mark 4 spots for your screws that will hold the flange in place. I measured the distance of the screw holes from the centre of the flange, and measured out using my speed square (or measuring tape). Then, using your router, router out a space in the back, big enough for your electric connectors to sit in. Stain your piece any colour you desire.
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For details on how we adding the lighting components, please visit Love Create Celebrate!
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I LOVE how the light shines at night!
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We set these lights up in our new Modern Industrial Bedroom and I'm thrilled with how great they look!
  • diy industrial sconces, bedroom ideas, lighting, plumbing, tools, wall decor
  • diy industrial sconces, bedroom ideas, lighting, plumbing, tools, wall decor

To see more: http://www.lovecreatecelebrate.com/make-diy-industrial-sconces/

  • Jcourtney
    Jcourtney Sarasota, FL

    This is a little off the subject, but does anyone know how to save certain projects you like on the website? I am trying to get a more rustic look in my home and I really like this idea but I tend to forget which ideas from here I like and can't

    • Jcourtney
      Jcourtney Sarasota, FL

      Thank you Kat! I didn't know what the heart symbol was, thought it was a different website like fb is...got it!

  • Lala
    Lala Pleasanton, TX

    I would go a step further and run that cord in some conduit and use metal c brackets to mount it on the wall. That would give it a more finished look and hide the cord.

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH

    LOVE IT! This would look cute on a goose neck lamp as well!

  • Leigh Montgomery

    Any idea if you could make them turn on with a light switch? Need new lights over our fireplace

  • Semih Tergek

    Good job,

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