Have you ever looked at a space in your home and found it challenging to decorate? I did for a long time! I have a wall, more like an 18 ft column, between my formal dining room and family room that I could never find wall decor that I was happy about, until this! The width of this wall is not quite 2 ft and this sconce worked perfectly and the best part of this DIY project was that it was super easy! I got the idea from an IG friend.
Wall Decor - Sconce
A wall sconce that’s perfect for a narrow space.
I knew I wanted something long for the wall so I chose to make the panel 4 ft long. All I needed for this project was a wood panel, decorative wood molding, Annie Sloan white chalk paint, Minwax wood finish stain in Provincial, rags for stain application, wood glue, nail gun (optional) and my antique brass sconce.
I love knotty wood, so I knew my choice of wood was going to include at the very least one, luckily I found one with 3! The wood panel was cut to 4 ft in length by 8 inches wide and the molding was also cut to 4 ft. I used 1 for each side of the panel. I used wood glue to adhere the molding to the panel. It dried pretty quickly but it can also be nailed down with a nail gun. I tried nailing it but the glue seemed to work great.
The first step to adding the color was to apply the stain. I made sure I had full coverage and I applied it with a brush.
While the stain was still wet, I brushed white paint over the stain and wiped it off with an old rag. This gave the look of an aged piece of wood.
This is a closer look after applying the stain and paint. I think it looks like an old piece or weathered piece of wood. I really liked the end result.
Here is the finished wall sconce, I love it! I hung a vintage bronze sconce directly onto the panel and then hung the entire piece onto the wall. This was a fast and easy DIY project, I hope you find inspiration from it. If you’d like to see more of what I do, please visit me on IG at https://www.instagram.com/mycreativekneads/