Our Home about 1 month ago by Liz Adams

Faux Sconces in Our Bedroom

We live in a 93 year old home with creaky floors and plaster walls. Every time we take on a home project we have to think to ourselves, will our house make it through? Ha. One bad nail or switch of an electric outlet can sometimes make it feel like the wall is crumbling down so we’ve had to get creative!

Our master bedroom is small. We bought a king size bed when we lived in the city (and once you go king you can’t go back!) so we stuffed our king size bed in our room, we don’t have nightstands for this reason, and we’ve had to work with what we’ve got. Is it ideal? No. I can’t wait until we have a bedroom that an actual bed frame and tables can fit into (the dream!) but for now, our room is cozy and warm and it makes me happy.

One thing our bedroom was lacking due to limited space was lighting. Dave and I really wanted to be able to have a light on each side of our bed for reading. BUT, that mean’t two things: we would need to mount sconces (because no tables) and we would need to install electrical outlets on this side of the wall to run the line (terrifying with plaster walls). My girlfriend had told me about a DIY wall sconce that she did in her dining room to highlight a gallery wall and it looked amazing! Turns out is was from Nesting with Grace so we took this same idea and used it in our bedroom!

Here is what you’ll need:

Wall sconces of your choice! Our exact ones we used are sold out but these, these and these are very similar!

Button lights. We did warmer lights but I don’t remember the exact brand.

Heavy duty mounting tape!

So you literally remove the wiring for the sconces and drill/mount into the wall. Then add the tape onto the light bulb socket and then the back of the button light. Done!

Other details of our bedroom: our Serena & Lily Mirabelle Rug is 20% off with code ATHOME, Pottery Barn Duvet is 25% off with code EARTHDAY, Crate & Barrel Harbor Dresser (also 20% off!), West Elm Floor Mirror (20% off!), Gray Malin Manhattan Beach Print, Joss & Main Wingback Headboard (old but linked a similar!), bolster pillow is old from Anthropologie! Ceiling fan is from Hunter and wall color is Benjamin Moore Stonington Grey.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!