Transforming a Run-of-the-Mill Sconce

Transforming a Run-of-the-Mill Sconce

Jeanine Brennan
Feb 22, 2010

We've had these brass wall lamps in the hallway of practically every apartment we've ever rented and never liked them. But Anna from Door Sixteen took her ho-hum Home Depot sconces and transformed them into these stunningly simple beauties.

If we didn't know, we'd never have guessed this is the same sconce!

All Anna did was:
• Clean and then mask off the area around the lamps, as well as the socket (she didn't even take them off the wall).
• Spray paint the brass with two coats of gloss white spray paint (she used Rustoleum).
• Replace the bulb with a soft 40w silver-tipped bulb.

We love everything about this, especially how the gloss paint looks like porcelain — which makes the black click-switch really pop. See Anna's post on this amazing transformation on her blog, Door Sixteen | Sconce Makeover.

Images: Door Sixteen

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