Monday, February 10, 2014

Exterior Wall Light as Indoor Wall Sconce


outdoor light as indoor sconce


I still haven’t decided if I should put some type of light or chandelier over the small table and this area of the sunroom needed some type of artificial light source.  My son has a wall light over the head of his bed that he made from an outdoor wall light that I liked.  I tried to talk him out of it but he wouldn’t let me have it.  So I went to the local Home Depot and purchased one very similar.  His was silver galvanized which was purchased from Lowes but Home Depot carries the same style with a black finish.


outdoor light for indoor sconce


Instead of installing it directly into the electrical system and using a light switch, I wanted to be able to move it myself it I wanted to.  He purchased electrical lamp cord and a slider switch thingy.  I would have preferred another color besides the gold but this was all I could find at the time.


outdoor light as indoor sconce


I tucked the wire behind the map, letting the switch hang below it.  To see more of the plantation map, click here.


from outdoor light to indoor lt using slider switch


outdoor light for indoor sconce


I think the black fixture looks better than the galvanized one would have in this room.


use outdoor lights inside!


I think the style and finish really fits in this room!  It costs less than $30, which includes the light at $20 and the cord and switch.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Looks perfect Tammy! Great choice!

  2. Love this idea and the light is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Looks terrific! Great idea and such a bargain too!

  4. I love that idea... some very creative juices flowing in that head of yours.. I have seen several outdoor fixtures that I would like to use inside... you have motivated me to look outside the box.. good job! Blessings!

  5. LOVE mixing indoor with outdoor!

  6. Cute idea, Tammy! I like using things intended for outdoor use inside, as well. And indoor items, on the covered porch, make great accents, too!

  7. Beautiful idea! So pretty and creative!


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