I thought this project was lost, because I couldn’t find the photos for the longest time, but I found them a couple of weeks ago and was so excited to share this easy project that will take your plug in sconce and elevate it to looking hardwired by hiding the wire. This how-to can be done with any plug in sconce. In this room I was using tall linen cabinets to flank a settee to give the seating area in Hudson’s nursery a cozy reading nook with storage and lighting.
You will start out with your cabinet:
Step 1: Turn your cabinet around and use a Dremel to notch a small hole in the back of the cabinet. You will use this hole to thread your cord thru.
Step 2: Measure where you want your sconce to go:
Step 3: Use a 1″ hole saw attachment on your drill and make a hole where you will placing sconce.This hole is needed to thread the cord thru it.
Step 4: Use instant mix expoxy to adhere sconce into place.
Step 5: Clamp your sconce to wait for epoxy to cure.
Step 6: Remove clamp once it has cured. You can leave as is if you like, but I wanted to hide the wire even more, which meant step 7.
Step 7: Use a chisel or router to cut out enough space so that your wire will fit in it.
Step 8: Use the epoxy to adhere to the cabinet.
Now for the pretty glamour shots! When we transited Hudson’s nursery into a room for both Hudson and Asher we needed the space so, this little area got taken away and bunk beds were put in. My youngest sister was the lucky recipient of them! She uses them as nightstands.
*The images below were all taken by the talented CJ from Charlie Juliet Photography.