Enlightened September 25, 2013 DIY, Home Decor, Our House, Thrift Store Finds 7 Comments 4962 I love when things go according to plan. Granted it almost never happens, but sometimes I catch a break. I had been planning for months to re-make this $7 brass hotel wall sconce from Goodwill into something fabulous for my guest room. The only problem? I wanted to hang it upside down (think exposed bulb, not hotel lampshade). Oh, and it was hideously brassy. Lucky for me those issues were an easy fix thanks to a handy husband who re-wired the plug and some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. The re-wiring was really simple, don’t be intimidated by upcycled lamp projects. I just defer to him on all manner of electric things because he’s faster and really knows his stuff. One $8 (totally worth it) Edison bulb later, here we are. Super sweet, eh? Remember I’m still planning to replace the headboard, so try to ignore that… Focus on the sweet filament action happening. What I love about this swing arm sconce is that it folds completely to the wall when not in use. I looooooove it. Seriously. Sometimes I just go in there and stare at it. The room is really coming together now, which is a good thing since my in-laws are coming in October. Nothing like a deadline to light a fire under your butt. 7 Responses Pat Watters September 25, 2013 I think that headboard could be totally cute painted. Not white, as that’s too expected, but maybe light blue? Reply Julie September 25, 2013 It looks great! I took a can of Oil Rubbed Bronze to my bathroom fixtures recently and love how they look now. I’m pretty sure you inspired my ORB crush, so thanks! Reply Rachael Evans September 26, 2013 Thanks so much Julie! Reply Linda Jordan September 25, 2013 Once again, I LOVE IT! You’re so creative and so talented! Send some creative vibrations my way please! 😉 Linda Reply Rachael Evans September 26, 2013 Linda that is so sweet, thank you! Reply Kristen September 25, 2013 Love it!! Now I want to find one to put next to my bed at night!! Reply Rachael Evans September 26, 2013 Goodwill is a great place to look! Also if you have a Habitat For Humanity Re-Store by you, I’d check there as well. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.