A DIY wall sconce can be a great way to get some bang for your buck when decorating a space. After building the DIY built-in shelving, the side of the unit was begging for a wall sconce. Here is a great way to turn a basic desk lamp into a gorgeous wall sconce.
What a fun and beautiful DIY Home Project to work on that will be functional too!
Make a DIY Wall Sconce from a Table Lamp
When I get an idea in my head, I like to achieve it. After updating our playroom by adding shelving and a reading nook under the window seat, I got the idea of a cute wall sconce overhead to use for reading.
In looking for one that fit the image in my head and that didn’t require any electrical wiring I was blown away at the prices I saw. I knew there had to be a way to make a DIY wall sconce from something much less expensive.
I just love the way this project turned out, and as a bonus, its touch activated and easy for the kids to use.
What you need to make the wall sconce:
- plastic desk lamp like this one from Target ($7)
- Rustoleum metallic gold spray paint
- Puck light
- command strip
- wire cutters
How to turn this table lamp into a wall sconce
Cut the wire off of the base of the lamp with the wire cutters.
Spray paint the entire lamp with the metallic gold spray paint and let dry.
Attach the puck light to the face of the lamp with a command strip. Make sure the way you attach the puck light doesn’t interfere with the ability to open the puck light to change the batteries.
My puck light stuck out just a bit but it didn’t take anything away from the aesthetic at all.
The bottom of the Target lamp has a space to hang the lamp on the wall. Drill a screw into the wall and hang the lamp!
The puck light is touch activated and so easy to use but can feel less than secure when turning it on and off. If you don’t feel like the lamp is completely secure hanging on just the screw when touching it, reinforce it by placing a command strip on the base attached to the wall as well.
What a beautiful DIY wall sconce! This whole project cost me $12 (the cost of the lamp and the puck light) as I had the other materials on hand. Even with purchasing the spray paint it’s still a wall sconce for under $20.
See how to make the DIY built-in shelving that this lamp is attached to.