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DIY Plug In Wall Sconce For Headboard

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I get excited to share every project here, but there are certain projects that I get super excited to share. Those projects usually have little or no money invested and make a big impact or change. This DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for our headboard did both.

After we made over our daughter’s bedroom, I felt inspired to make a few changes in our bedroom. Then, I felt inspired to start a kitchen makeover at the same time. (It is just the way things go around here). Since we have been at a standstill in the kitchen (we are waiting for countertops to be installed), we started this lighting project in our room.

This project came about when I was complaining about the lack of space we have in our bedroom for night stands. The night stand we have on my side of the bed is a stool with a suitcase because it was the only thing that would fit. There is no space on top of that suitcase for much so I wanted to put some lights in our headboard so we could free up the night stand. 

I was determined to come up with a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for our headboard.

A trip to a local thrift store had the DIY Plug In Wall Sconce gods shining down on me.

I say that for a few reasons:

  1. You never find a pair of anything at a thrift store.
  2. You never find a pair of anything that is going to work exactly for what you need at a thrift store.
  3. And, you never find a pair of anything that is going to work exactly for what you need for under $10 at a thrift store.

I scored two of these lamps for $4.38 each!

After some alterations, they were going to be perfect sconces for our headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

Like most rooms in our home, our bedroom is small so I need to get creative for space and storage. The back wall is the only wall our bed can go and why the original owners only put one window in the left corner of this wall is beyond me. It makes everything feel off-centered. We have a king size bed so we don’t have tons of space for side tables. I have used small, metal stools as side tables because they serve the purpose but don’t take up a lot of space. I like to read at night so lamps on the side of the bed is essential. The problem is that they take up way too much room on the stools. I knew sconces on the headboard would take care of that problem.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

This is how we did it.

I took the lamps apart and spray painted the parts we were going to use black.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

Matt has made so many DIY lights around here so he knows how to rewire different things to make them work as lights.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

We were only using the “arm” of the lamp (the base wasn’t needed) so we had to take the wires out, paint the arm and then push the wires back through. This was kind of tough, but we were able to push it through.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

We figured out where we wanted the lights to hang and Matt drilled the holes in the headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

We threaded the wires through the headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

Then, it was time to put the light back together.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

We used small clamps over the arm to secure it to the headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

Matt put a second clamp at the bottom of the arm to hide the wire coming out and through the back. Genius!

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

The switch on the cord needed to be assessable so we used electrical staples to nail the switch at a spot that was easy to reach when we are in bed.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

They are simple, quaint and take up no extra space on side tables.

Mission accomplished.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

I am in love with these sconces! Once I find new bedding and we make a new closet door like the one we did in our daughter’s room, our room should be done for a while. 😉

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

The best thing about these lights is that they swivel!

We can move them from side to side so they are exactly where we need them.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

I must have some kind of “table” on the side where I sleep. I am the one who gets up a lot earlier than anyone else so the alarm is on my side. But, look at all the space I have on that suitcase now!! No lamp to compete with.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

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This DIY Plug In Wall Sconce is perfect because:

  • They are unique.
  • We made them.
  • They solved a problem.
  • They fit the room.
  • They cost less than $10!

Sounds like the perfect sconce to me.

If you don’t have time to make your own plug in wall sconce, I found some amazing options online:


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If you would like to free up some space on your night stands, click over to see how to make a DIY Plug In Wall Sconce for your headboard.

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