Last fall, I purchased a set of glass drop sconces with burlap shades to match the rest of our lighting from Pottery Barn.
The sconces matched our Celeste and Audrina chandeliers as well as the Francis sconce in our hallway… and I have plans to get the Hundi lantern for our entry way as soon as our front door has been replaced.
I can’t find the sconces on the Pottery Barn website anymore, but here is a picture of what they looked like in our room.
Please ignore my poor bed making skills. It was done in a hurry, and I probably should have at least centered the pillows for the picture.
As you can see, the sconces were made to plug-in, and were not designed to be hard-wired, which was a source of constant frustration for me. I attempted to hide the tacky looking wires with these burlap covers. (Also from Pottery Barn.)
The problem however, was that the chord covers kept slipping and they were impossible to keep straight.
So, I talked to my dad about the possibility of hard-wiring the sconces and hooking them up to the switch. He told me that he thought he could to it, and this was probably the ideal time because the bathroom on the other side of the wall is
already still gutted. (See here.)
On Saturday, we made a trip to purchase the necessary materials and then got straight to work! The project took a few hours, and we did run into a few bumps along the way… In the end, we wound up tearing out two more walls in the guest bathroom in order to find a place to feed the wire, but when it came to the electrical work, we didn’t have any hiccups. Thank God!
Now we are able to turn on the sconces with the flip of one switch, and I am much happier with the way they look as well.
Now, I suppose it’s time to start considering some artwork for above the bed. I’m thinking about this piece from Restoration Hardware. What do you think?