This week I built this little DIY wall sconce and I am dying to show how easy this is to make! Not to mention cheap! I made two wall mounts for about $5 in lumber. So, if you have the tools (or know someone who does!) then you are set.
And don’t you love that cage light and bulb??? Keep scrolling for links to buy those beauties!!
Here’s a pic of the light. I still have to put the other one up, but I couldn’t wait to photograph this and share it with you! This is such a fun way to add an industrial farmhouse touch to any room. And I love that I can use them instead of lamps on my nightstands.
DIY Custom Wall Sconce for Hanging Cage Light
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Materials Needed for Sconce
- 1 x 6 x 6 white wood board (this will be enough wood for two sconces)
- 1-1/2-Inch Forstner Bit
- Miter Saw or Hand Saw (cuts can be beveled or straight)
- Pocket Hole Jig
- 1-1/4-Inch Pocket Screws
- Wood Glue
- Sand Paper (anything you have on hand)
- Flat Black Spray Paint
- 2 1/2″ Wood Screws (to attach the sconce to the wall)
Shopping List For Cage Light
- Cage Lightbulb Cover
- Vintage Light Bulbs
- Lamp Cord with On/Off Switch– Mine is from IKEA. Here is a similar one from Amazon.
Cut List (for 2 sconces)
- Cut 2 pieces at 18″ straight OR beveled at 45 on both ends.
- Cut 2 pieces at 9″, straight or beveled at 45 degrees on one end.
Here is a video that shows you how I beveled the edges
(why does the camera have to freeze my face in the most awkward expressions?)
Steps to build DIY Custom Wall Sconce
Step 1: Drill Pocket holes
Using a Pocket Hole Jig drill two pocket holes on the 9″ piece (on the non-beveled side). Notice how I placed the piece on the jig. Make sure you place the pocket holes on the end opposite of the short beveled side. Drill holes close to the outer edges and leave the middle clear.
Step 2: Drill Big Holes on the Short Piece
Using your Drill and your 1-1/2-Inch Forstner Bit drill two big holes to thread the cord through. I did not really measure here. I just eyeballed it 🙂
Here is what your 9″ piece should look like once the pocket holes and the big holes are drilled.
Step 3: Attach Short Piece to Long Piece
Attach the two pieces using 1-1/4-Inch Pocket Screws and glue at the seam. Make sure the piece is straight as you attach.
There she is all put together! Now we just need to dress her up!
Step 4: Sand and Spray Paint
I grabbed some sandpaper and lightly sanded the rough edges. Then I gave it two coats of Flat Black Spray Paint. I like this spray paint because it has primer already in it. Win-Win!. When I finished spray painting I went back over the edges with the sandpaper to distress it a bit.
Step 5: Attach to the wall and admire your work!
I attached the sconce to the wall with 2 1/2″ Wood Screws. I only used one screw. You guys! These are my favorite wood screws. I love them because you can drive them in without pre-drilling! It’s like they glide in. You will need a different drill bit but it usually comes with the screws. I’m serious, once you use these you won’t want to go back to the regular ones! They also have them at Lowes .
That is it, you guys! I hope you like it! And don’t you love those Edison Vintage Light Bulbs ??
Pin this for later!!
If you prefer to purchase a similar sconce, check this one out from Amazon! Pretty cute, right?
And don’t forget to check out our other lighting projects!
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This is fabulous! I want one!! Thanks for sharing the how to with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share 🙂
This is gorgeous! I am pinning this awesome project and so happy you shared this at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.
Thanks so much Vanessa!
This is so awesome! I Thanks for giving us suck great instructions. I am wanting to make this.
Thanks Sherry!! In glad you liked it!
You make it look so easy! And the project turned out great 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂
What an awesome project. Love!!! Thank you for linking up to Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.
Thanks for stopping by, Cristina!
I’m a huge fan of the industrial look and this is very pretty. The Mr.s honey-do list just got a little longer! Thanks for joining us at Celebrate Your Story!
I’m so glad you liked them Sandra! I hope the Mr. is OK with that 🙂
I LOVE how these turned out!! And you made it so easy and do-able with your detailed instructions. Great job!!
Thanks so much Sarah! I appreciate you stopping!
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I saw your FB live for this project, very well done btw!! Love these sconces!!!
Love these!!! So clever!! Great tutorial also!!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesomeness over at Waste Not Wednesday!
Thank you Sam!
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I love these! My husband did something similar in our kitchen and they are great!!
Thanks Melony! Id love to see your kitchen ones!
Just beautiful! I loved your last DIY with the matching bathroom lights as well! So clever! Thanks for sharing at our craft party! Hope to see your new projects tonight at 7pm EST.!
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I am sorry. I do not see what or how you built the cage. What did you use? Thank you.
Hi Charlene, I didn’t build the cage. I bought it on Amazon. It’s linked in the post. I only build the wooden sconce 🙂
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