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