Ikea Hack Sconce


Jenny of Jenny's Hus mentioned on her blog this week that she finds it difficult to find nice wall lighting and I tend to agree.  Having looked for a while myself, there's not much out there.  But she solved the problem by making her own variation which now hangs in her hall.  The wall shelf bracket is from Ikea EKBY (although we don't get black versions here in N. America - easily solved with a slap of paint).  And the cord lighting is from a store called coop in Sweden.  One could always use the HEMMA cord set from Ikea I guess but not quite the same, or these from west elm.  I found something similar at Zangra (out of the Netherlands) but showed up to this post empty handed for a similar source here in N. America (anyone)?  The edison-style round bulbs can be found at west elm; however thought the Plumen lightbulb might work too. Cool trick Jenny!




Update:  Desiree of Vosges Paris sent me a link to another shop in the Netherlands that carries this sort of thing: http://www.snoerboer.nl/ - Thank you

west elm

Jan Halvarson

13 comments:

Katie said...

So cool, what a great idea! xo

Laina said...

i love that! it would be the perfect light for my closet! where can i find a clear globe like that?

23qm Stil said...

Cool, i love this idea!

Meli (Blush + Jelly) said...

Love this!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What a great and inexpensive idea. I love the black & white.

vosges paris said...

This is really cool! I love it!!
Here is an address in the Netherlands with an online store that sells a great collection of material to make these..You might like to add it to the post ;)
http://www.snoerboer.nl/

Tiffany | Wholesale Flowers Store said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! it's sooooo easy.. I love it!

gebrichi said...

Great post. I've been wanting to do this after spotting a similar idea in Living Etc. magazine a while ago. I'm fortunate in that my local Home Hardware store carries everything I need to make it myself (plus helpful staff who told me how). This store also carries light bulbs similar to those Thomas Edison ones.

brutalux said...

très très bien ....j'aime beaucoup .

Gjertrud said...

The brand NUD have both chords and bulbs like that :-) don't know if you have that in n.America?!

LeahM said...
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LeahM said...

I meant to say... Anthropologie is selling the same black and white cord for $68

Anonymous said...

I used my favorite outdoor plant hanger (it's iron, with a dragonfly for the hook), to hang a small reading lamp. It's stunning ... a garage sale find, so only $5.

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