So I saw this real cool video on how to make this beautiful Rustic Corbel Sconce Bedside Light on Shanty-2-Chic website (visit Shanty-2-Chic if you want the link of the FREE Printable Plans – they have a great video as well) and just had to try it! The site says it costs about $25 to make and it is just about what I paid! It looked so easy to make! Look is not everything you know … it was a little harder than I thought! But in the end, I made two of them for my daughter’s room – she desperately needed more light in her bedroom!
Here is what you need:
- 2 Light Cage ( I bought mine on Amazon)
- 2 Corded Pendants ( I bought mine on Amazon) (I used my Prime Membership so bonus points for me – it got to me faster so I could start this great project right away
- 2 -2×4 Studs (I like Pine best)
- Minwax Red Oak stain
- 3″ Wood Screws
- 1 1/4″ Brad Nails
- Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig (again, Amazon is the place!)
- 1 wood chisel
How I built the lights:
I first cut my 2×4 stud into 3 straight cuts: 18″ x 11″ x 11″ using my Miter Saw – “My Baby” – so many hours of fun and challenging projects lay ahead! Grab the third cut and cut it at 45 degrees angle on both sides.
Once I made the cuts, I drilled two, 1 1/2 ” pocket holes on end of the top arm piece with my Kreg Jig R5 (so much better than the R3 version!). Such a fun toy! It can be intimidating at first, when coming out of its box, but let me tell you, it is so easy to use. Then, I used a 1 3/8″ forstner bit and drilled a hole on each end of the top arm; it must be big enough so the pendant light cord can get through (you may have to use a bigger bit if it doesn’t fit right). Don’t be afraid you may have to put a little pressure on it! Then, after drilling, grab the drill bits that come with the Kreg and set it to your desired measurement. No wood glue needed!
Now it is time to finish off the grooves so grab your wood chisel! Not the most exciting part of the project, I must admit, hey you want your cord to get through and be invisible, right? I painted the wood before I screwed the pieces together.
Shanty-2-Chic suggests nailing and glueing pieces together but I like screws better, I think it holds the wood together better. Once you put it all together, mount it to the wall and you have a beautiful light for the room of your choice! Voila! Done in 2 days (with hubby’s help – of course – he loves to be involved!).
Stay tune for my next DIY project instructions: Floating shelves