Learn how to add a wall sconce to your home without any hardwiring. This simple DIY project can be done in under an hour and will add instant charm to your space.
Want to add charm and ambiance to your home? Well, one way to do that is to add lighting! And wall sconces look amazing in so many areas of the home. Hang one over a door or a piece of wall art. A pair of sconces would look great hung on either side of a mirror or next to a bed to free up space on your nightstand. Or what about a group of wall sconces over a gallery wall? That’s just what we did in our family room and we just love the results.
But what do you do if you don’t have electricity on the wall you want to hang your wall sconce? Or you don’t want a plugin cord dangling out from your sconce? Now you can add a wall sconce anywhere without hardwiring or unsightly cords to plugin with this amazing trick I’ve learned.
We added 3 wall sconces above our canvas gallery wall but didn’t want to pay big bucks to have an electrician hardwire the lights. Instead, I decided to use the magic light trick to install a wireless wall sconce I had read about on Nesting with Grace blog. And it worked like a charm!
Easy Steps to Install A Wireless Wall Sconce
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1. Purchase LED Puck Lights
I bought these LED puck lights on Amazon because they were highly rated and recommended by several bloggers including Brooke from Nesting with Grace. Sorry for the crummy photo, I forgot to take a picture before tearing into the package. Haha! The lights come in a 2 pack so now I have an extra one that we plan to use in a closet.
2. Add Batteries
This brand of LED lights required 3 AA batteries each. Since I don’t turn the lights on often I think they will last for quite a while.
3. Attach LED Light Inside Sconce
The puck lights come with adhesive tape but unfortunately, it didn’t work for us so we went with plan b. We bought PVC adaptors from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Then we just glued the PVC adaptor to the back of the puck light with gorilla glue. Once the glue dried they can be screwed in like a lightbulb.
4. Turn the Lights on & Enjoy!
The puck lights come with a handy dandy remote control so turning them on and off is easy peasy! This is really helpful especially in our space because we hung the sconces pretty high on the wall above the canvases. I like that the cone shape of our sconces is deep and hides the puck lights so you really can’t see them unless you are right under them.
Now I keep looking around our house to see where else I can add a wall sconce. Have you tried this simple DIY project? We would love to hear from you.
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