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Live.Laugh.DIY Battery Operated Sconce Hack

My favorite room in my house is our sitting room. It’s right off the kitchen, looks out onto the backyard, and has a our wood burning stove. I love this room because it’s a tv free zone, and a place to drink coffee or wine, read, chat and relax! It’s a small room so there isn’t a lot of extra space for end tables, or even floor lamps…which brings me to my next DIY project. 🙂  I recently decided sconces MIGHT look great on either side of my gallery wall above the chairs, but I wasn’t absolutely sure. I could have purchased plug-in sconces, but I have those in my bedroom and the sight of the cord always bugs me a little. In order to hardwire the sconces we’d have to bring in our electrician (who we’ve used to install ceiling fans, fix outlets, and convert outlets for us). But without being 100% certain I’d like the look, I didn’t want to have him putting boxes into the wall just to cover them with plates in the event I didn’t like them. Enter….the puck light sconce. I saw this done on instagram (@nestingwithgrace) and knew it was the perfect solution to my problem!

 

Materials

  • Sconce and mounting screws
  • PVC Reducing Male Adapter ¾” x ½”  (from the plumbing department at Home Depot)  
  • A Puck Light (Choose one with a remote for easier use!)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Batteries

 

Step 1

Attach the sconce(s) directly to the wall.

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Step 2

Glue the Male Adapter to the backside of your puck light. Put the batteries needed into the puck light.

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Step 3

Gently screw the puck light into the sconce(s) on the wall just as if it were a lightbulb. Don’t force it. You will not have to twist it as much as you’d have to twist a true lightbulb.

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Step 4

Either tap your light on, or use the remote to turn the light on and off.

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That is all! This little hack is so simple, and is such an impactful design/decor element! If you have any questions or need any help, always feel free to reach out. If you make your own puck light sconce, send it my way (Beth@livelaughdenver.com). I’d love to see it! #HomebodyHacks

 

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