Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

Simple DIY Exposed Hanging Light Bulb

Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

Some DIY projects take hours or even days to complete while others magically come together in a matter of minutes. The latter was the case for my most recent DIY venture that I did absolutely no research on prior to my journey. So in a way, after I stood back to admire my creation, it felt too good to be true and it should have cost me a few more dollars, blood, sweat and/or tears.

I recently created an exposed light bulb fixture to hang near my bed and act as a bedside lamp replacement — mostly because my cheap Walmart lamp worked for about four days total and then completely gave up on me. I also happen to be completely drawn to and enamored by simple, minimalistic design. So what’s more minimalistic than tossing the whole lampshade idea out the window altogether?

Thankfully, this endeavor only cost me a few bucks and I am extremely happy with the effortless look I achieved with just a few minutes of “manual labor”. I simply bought a “Make-A-Lamp Kit” and a 40-watt vintage light bulb at Home Depot during a massive house plant shopping spree.

I really had no idea if these two things would work together to create what I had imagined in my mind before my trip to the store.

However, I purchased them confidently and with no Google search history filled with “exposed light bulb how-to,” but clung to my receipt just in case of an electric nightmare.

For the purposes of this project, the Make-A-Lamp kit includes several unnecessary components, such as bottle adapters and some mysterious screws, but I used the most substantial pieces to create my exposed hanging light bulb. Here’s how you can create the same look!

Materials:

–Make-A-Lamp Kit

–40-Watt Vintage Light Bulb

-Nail

-Safety Pin

-Extension Cord

Procedure:

1. First push the wire through the center of the brass check ring. Make sure that the rounded side is on the same side as the plug. In other words, imagine that the ring is resting on the light bulb when all is said and done.

2. Bend the metal wire in a U shape and identify the neutral conductor by looking for the rib or ribbing on the insulation. Connect this wire to the silver colored screw. Connect the other conductor to the brass colored screw. Tighten terminal screws making sure all of the conductors are under the screw head.

3. Place the brass shell over the lamp socket, aligning it so the on/off switch peeks through the openings in the brass shell.

4. Pull the brass check ring down towards the light so it rests on the brass shell. It won’t perfectly fit that part, as it technically is intended to rest the opposite direction on top of a lamp. But it helps to cover some exposed wires and makes the piece look a little more finished.

5. Simply screw the light bulb in and test your electrician work by connecting it to an outlet and switching the on/off switch. (This is the part where I was surprised that everything worked so easily!)

6. To hang the light bulb from the ceiling, simply feed the wire through a safety pin or some other small metal loop. Then nail the safety pin to the ceiling with a hammer. You can then adjust the wire so the light bulb hangs exactly where you want it to.

There are several other ways to achieve this same result; I just used whatever materials I had available and improvised this solution, and it worked beautifully. (I have four years of experience with homemade dorm room hanging solutions.) However, buying a U-shaped nail or a screw hook would probably be a more civilized approach to this attachment dilemma.

I also didn’t mind the rustic look of the rusty safety pin, so if you want to hide your handiwork a little more, I would opt for the screw hook.

7. Attach the wire to another place on the ceiling closer to the wall. I got lucky and was able to hide the wire completely behind a cloth tapestry hanging behind my bed.

So I only had to attach the light bulb to one place, which worked out well because I only had one safety pin! Do whatever works best for your space.

I actually prefer the exposed wire look as well, so don’t feel you absolutely need to disguise the wire — I think it adds to the whole industrial look!

8. You will probably need an extension cord to help the plug reach an outlet. I was thankful for the wall tapestry at this point because I was able to completely hide the ugliness of the extension cord meeting with the lamp wire as well.

9. Admire your (not-so-hard) work! The best part about using this lamp kit is being able to turn the light off and on right on the hardware instead of having to reach behind your bed or nightstand to plug and unplug it, or fumbling around to find a switch attached to the wire.

Now turn off your other lights, turn your new light on and curl up in bed with a book and cup of tea. You can then thank Thomas Edison for your new bedside ambiance. But before you do any of the above, check out these other looks people have achieved with exposed light bulbs. There are endless possibilities with this project!

This look is very similar to what I did, except the wire is hidden in the ceiling, so it would require a little more installation thought. But as mentioned, I love this minimalistic look and the stark contrast of the black wire surrounded by so much white in the room.

Another popular hanging method involves attaching a wooden mount to the wall and wrapping the wire around it or feeding it through some sort of hole drilled through the structure. Side note: the gray cloth wire on the second photo is particularly beautiful!

What is a Pinterest search without seeing some sort of Mason jar craft? Maybe you think they’ve gone too far, but regardless, you have to admit they make a wonderful see-through faux lampshade in this setting. We love the wooden loop creating a staggered spiral staircase look! This would of course require a little more financial investment, but the look is worth it — especially for a dining room or kitchen.

If you’re not as motivated by DIY projects and would rather have someone else do the work for you, buying a sconce would be a wonderful solution. This rustic and simple fixture makes a statement and is not lacking elegance.

Metal cages and geometric design in general fit this minimalistic look quite nicely. The random and purposefully tangled wire look in this particular space is bold and fun, but the thinness of both the cage wires and the electric wires make these fixtures look clean, fresh and bright.

Speaking of a beam supporting an assortment of lights, this is another look I love. The varying bulb sizes and the different cord lengths keep your eyes engaged and create an eclectic, but effortless flow to the piece. And can we just talk about how perfect this kitchen is in general?

Let us know if you end up doing a project similar to this or if you have any other exposed light bulb ideas we haven’t thought of! *Cue light bulb illuminating above head jokes*

PHOTOS COURTESY OF: The Interiors Addict, Curate & Display, Remodelista, Simplifying Fabulous, Restoration Hardware, OneFortyThree, Apartment Therapy and ArchStudios

Source: http://www.thegroupinc.com/blog/2015/10/simple-diy-exposed-hanging-light-bulb/

15 Best Tips for How to Hide Cords In Your Home – Hide TV Wires and Cords

Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

Country Living

Whether you're setting up your home office or game room, you're bound to face the hurdle of tangled, unsightly cords. Luckily for you, we've gathered everything you need to know about how to hide cords with a few creative tricks.

In order to properly implement your favorite home office ideas, you'll want to keep the space from looking cluttered by tucking away any wires from lamps or printers. One clever hack is to use a staple gun to discreetly conceal them under the desk and along the leg.

Or, if you're in need of some small space decorating ideas to prevent wires from making an already tiny room feel more cramped, try hiding them behind a well-styled bookcase or using jute rope to cover an extension cord for a neutral look.

There are also several ways to cover those bulky modems and routers, such as hiding them within book covers or a woven basket. Your favorite cozy living room ideas will go off without a hitch once you apply some of these tricks. Whether you're looking for a DIY fix or something that you can buy, these ideas are sure to answer your questions about how to hide cords in a stylish way.

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Double-Shelf Nightstand

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DIY Felt Organizers

Create these adorable felt organizers for your small cords, your cell phone charger. These also keep wires from getting tangled for a double win.

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm.

SHOP FELT

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Woven Basket

The holes in this stylish basket are the perfect solution for letting the cords of your concealed router and modem peep out without being noticed.

Get the tutorial at Hydrangea Treehouse.

SHOP WOVEN BASKETS

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Cleverly-Styled Bookcase

All the cables needed to hook up the entertainment system nearby are hidden in this tidy bookcase. A bundle is stuck behind the basket while the router blends in among the books.

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Design.

SHOP SHELVES

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Hidden Router

Tuck your router and its cords away with this clever hack that uses a hardback book cover. Fear not—the book's pages will remain intact if removed properly!

Get the tutorial at Ana Maria Muñoz.

SHOP X-ACTO KNIVES

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Toilet Tissue Roll Cord Holder

Instead of tossing them in the trash, use empty toilet tissue rolls to keep track of all your cords—a little decorative washi tape will keep the rolls in tact (and looking cute).

Get the tutorial at Our Thrifty Ideas.

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Basket Cord Holder

Hide your cords inside a cute wicker basket and place it under a desk or TV stand: Just bunch all the cords together with a velcro tie and string them through the basket handles in the back.

Get the tutorial at Clean Mama.

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Zip Tie Solution

To organize all the cords underneath your TV console neatly together, tie them together with zip cords, then use a wall-mount surge protector to plug in multiple electronics at a time.

Get the tutorial at Bigger Than the Three of Us.

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Shoebox Charging Station

All you need is a power strip, an old shoebox, and colorful wrapping paper to declutter and create this cute charging station for your family's mobile devices.

Get the tutorial at One Good Thing.

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Braided Yarn Extension Cord Cover-Up

Turn your cords into a bold design statement with this DIY yarn trick! Just pick your favorite yarn colors and you're on your way to hiding those extension cords beautifully.

Get the tutorial at Design*Sponge.

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Conceal Cords With Command Hooks

Need to plug in a lamp, but the plug is halfway across the room? Use tiny adhesive hooks to attach lamp cords to the back of your furniture, and they'll be hidden in plain view.

Get the tutorial at Hi Sugarplum!

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Hidden TV Screen Cords

There's no need to drill a hole in your wall to hide the TV cords. Just wrap the cords together with zip ties, then corral them in an off-white piece of cloth (or a color that matches your walls) and voila — it blends in perfectly!

Get the tutorial at In My Own Style.

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Jute Rope Extension Cord Wrap

Wrapping your extension cords in jute rope—its neutral color and texture will easily blend into the background of your space.

Get the tutorial at The Vow.

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Book Cell Phone Charging Station

This adorable book hack is the perfect way to disguise a phone charger on your night stand.

Get the tutorial at Caught on a Whim.

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Staple Gun Solution

Create a cord-free home office by stapling your lamp cord underneath your desk.

Get the tutorial at Love Grows Wild.

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/home-maintenance/organization/news/g3019/wire-covers/

How to Hang a Chandelier in a Room without Wiring for an Overhead Light

Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

This post updated: May 6, 2020 @ 1:47 pm

In homes built prior to about 1985,  builders often did not install wiring for an overhead light in common spaces. I suppose it was fashionable at the time to have lamps warmly lighting a living room- but in today’s multi-purpose living room, it’s far preferable to have an option to flip a switch to fully illuminate the room on demand.

My living room was one such construction. I wanted one switch near the door to control the lights in my living room, and I wasn’t about to open the pandora’s box of having an electrician run wires through Hawk Hill’s 90 year old plaster and lathe walls.

It took a bit of research and creativity, but I figured out how to have my cake and eat it too- now when the wall switch is flipped in Hawk Hill’s living room, a chandelier and lamp brightly illuminate the room.

Thrilled with the results for a few months now, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share the instructions for illuminating your own lair of darkness.

This tutorial is a great way for adding an overhead light without the expense or hassle of adding or altering existing wiring inside your walls and ceilings.

It’s a perfect solution for renters in old homes- and even a good way to add a charming vintage fixture in a room with an existing but harshly colored lighting (i.e.

many professional offices where harsh fluorescent lighting is the only overhead light source)

Step 1: Choose light fixture:

I picked a chandelier (of course!) but any fixture designed to hang should work (i.e. a modified pendant or drum shade style fixture should work).

Step 2.Convert wiring connection

I already have a popular blog post on how to convert a light fixture to a plug-in style lamp, but for optimal safety you’ll want to convert this light fixture a little differently from that method.

Since you’ll need a long cord to reach from ceiling to outlet, you’ll actually need to splice the wires of the light fixture to the male end of a heavy duty extension cord. An electrician can help you with this project (or you can pester the staff of your local hardware store for instructions, I did!)

Step 3 Install a sturdy ceiling hook

You’ll need to install a hook on your ceiling for your new light.

Because light fixtures can be heavy and especially dangerous if they fall, it’s very very important that you use a good quality hook and anchor it a ceiling joist or beam.

Locate a joist just you would locate a wall stud. Any stud finder or a number of tricks you can find via google should help you locate a joist to install a hook for your light.

Step 4. Hide or mask the cord

Once you have your light rewired and ceiling hook installed, installation can be as simple as just hanging the light fixture, however I’d advise putting some thought into how to mask or cover your cord.

With your light hanging from the ceiling, the cord will be very visible. I chose a Velcro-On Chandelier Cord Cover to make my extension cord a bit less of an eyesore.

(another option: use a custom length cord disguised as a manila rope available from Haddock Industrial.

A burlap cord covers adds style to the exposed cord.

Also give thought to the fact that your cord will be running down your wall. Can you conceal it behind molding? Tuck it around a picture frame?

You may wish to paint your extension cord to help it blend in to your wall.

To easily paint a cord, just place a plastic sandwich bag over your hand, place an old sock over the plastic baggie, and then place a few tablespoons of paint in your palm.

You can paint an extension cord in moments by pulling the cord through your paint filled mitt. The exposed section of my cord is painted Wythe Blue to match the walls.

My light’s cord runs down the wall. To conceal it, I arranged the cord so it runs down the wall on the far side of window moulding. The cord was then painted the same color as the wall.

Step 5Adding & Setting up a Wireless Switch

By this point you’ll have a ceiling mounted light in your formerly lamp-lit room, but you’ll be limited to turning the new overhead light on and off by plugging it in and unplugging it. To add an easy wall switch, I scoured Amazon and found this gem (which I now have 3 of, around the house!) Westek RFK100LC/RFK101LC Wall Mounted Switch and Plug-in Receiver

This product comes in two parts: a wireless switch (basically, a remote control) that you attach to your wall, and a remotely controlled outlet that you plug your light into which turns the light on or off according to the signal sent by the wireless switch.

This wall light switch is actually a wireless remote styled as a light switch.

Here are a few views of how the setup works in my living room to control two lights. First, the zoomed out view:

The wireless switch controls the power strip, and the power strip sends power to the lamp on the table and the chandelier- together, bright enough to light the entire room as well as an overhead light. (What’s that? Oh. Yes! Yes there ARE branches on the ceiling.

Source: https://www.hawk-hill.com/2014/09/hang-a-chandelier-in-a-room-without-wiring/

A Desk Lamp Becomes a Wall Light

Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

I’ve coveted adjustable arm wall lights from the first moment I saw one.

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To me there’s just something so desirable about their sculptural form and subtle industrial edge. That said, I never really envisioned actually using one in my own home.

You see, despite the oft crazy price tag (and down-right unavailability – especially here in Australia, anyways) I’m just a bit too fickle to commit to the permanence of hard-wired wall lights – I simply the flexibility of everything in a space being easily repositioned (I guess that’s the reason I’m also a fan of free-standing ‘built-ins’, the one in our home office). I know, I know, it’s not too difficult to reposition sconce lights if required, though with the cost and work involved with installation, I’d simply rather not go to the trouble. Yep, I’m stingy and lazy that.

So, when it came time to implement my lighting plan for Charlotte’s room I needed to think a bit outside the box.

Remember my inspiration rendering from ages ago…

Given the tininess of Charlotte’s room and the position of her bed, I really d the idea of using sconces in place of a table lamp. My initial plan was to use two. I do still the symmetry of this though for now have decided to opt for one over the bed head only. As already mentioned however I didn’t want to have to hard-wire it in.

So, I decided there were three main options…

1 Use a plug-in wall lamp.
Simple, right? Well, not exactly. I discovered that aside from the IKEA options there are almost NO plug-in wall lamps available here in Australia and certainly none of the adjustable arm variety. Trust me.

I looked, and looked and looked, and annoyed people with seemingly perplexing emails and phone calls, and looked and looked, and looked some more.

There was the option of having one shipped from overseas though with the cost of postage plonked on top of the cost of the actual lamp it wasn’t gonna be cheap, not to mention the hassle of incompatible electrics.

2 Convert a hard-wired wall light into a plug-in option.
Definitely do-able (or so my husband tells me) though I was kinda set on using an adjustable arm wall light and the minimum cost for one of those is around $250!

3 Get my décor crazy on and stick a desk lamp to the wall.
Sure, why not, hey?

If you follow me on you might remember a post (from about  a year ago now) where I shared some adjustable arm desk lamps which, at the time, were on sale from Wayfair for just $35 each (it seems they are no longer available through Wayfair though you can buy them from other retailers – here, here, here. You can, of course, also find similar ones).

I know desk lamps this aren’t anything new though for some reason I immediately associated these particular ones with the swing arm wall lights I’d been crushing on.

Sure enough, my head was soon tilted at a right angle (looking at the lamp pic on my screen) and my noggin cogs were turning! Before committing to buy however, rather than trust my imagination alone, I had a bit of a play around with the product pic in Photoshop, manipulating the lamp into something that might actually work on a wall.

You see, although I was planning on simply sticking a desk lamp to the wall, I didn’t really want it to look I’d just stuck a desk lamp to the wall. I wanted it to look as legit as possible. Luckily, my rough Photoshop renderings convinced me it could work (in fact, I thought it looked just the real ones!) so I went ahead and made the purchase.

Once the lamp arrived, I played around with the arms in person. I noticed that the beehive style “hinges” restricted the amount of angle I could achieve because they hit each other. Fortunately, this didn’t effect my desired configuration. I also felt the leading arm was a little too long though figured this was just me being overly fussy.

Anyhoo, here’s how the whole (easy and affordable) project went down…

STEP 1 Remove base plate.

Adjustable arm desk lamps come with pretty hefty bases to balance the weight of the angled arms though for my purpose it was just making the whole lamp way too heavy. To remove the base plate, it was simply a matter of pulling off the glued-on cover, undoing a few bolts and nuts then releasing the heavy resin disk.

STEP 2 Drill mounting hole.

With the base plate gone the lamp was surprisingly light (, lighter than a picture frame light) though I still needed to come up with an effective means of attaching it to the wall.

After brain-storming a few different ideas I concluded that one long central screw was the simplest and safest method. Sure, this meant there would be a visible screw head though with the slight industrial style of the lamp I decided this wouldn’t bother me.

To accommodate the screw I drilled a neat hole in the top of the base opposite the cord. For obvious reasons I did this prior to painting.

STEP 3 Mask and spray paint.

Ideally, I would have loved an antique brass lamp though they just weren’t available in my stingy price-frame. I contemplated creating a brass finish myself, though decided instead to go with something very neutral and chose Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I simply taped-off the bulb socket and cord (in hind-sight I didn’t need to tape the cord though) then gave the lamp around three light coats, adjusting the arms as needed to achieve all-over coverage. I thought about doing the whole ‘colour pop’ thing on the inside of the shade (which I do love) though decided to keep things simple.

Maybe I’ll hand paint it a sunny yellow or something in the future, maybe.

Of course, the original brushed chrome finish was totally fine, just not in-keeping with the scheme for Charlotte’s room.

STEP 4 Cover exposed base.

Just to keep things neat and conceal the wires I cut a disk from the front of an old display folder (you know, those flexible plastic ones) and inserted it behind the rim. I also made sure to cut a slot for the impending screw.

STEP 5 Attach to wall.

As mentioned in Step 2, I decided that once long central screw was the best way to mount the lamp.

I was lucky to have an appropriately located wall stud so my lamp is actually anchored in solid timber though given the lightness of the lamp I think a heavy duty plaster plug would also do the trick.

To ensure my screw head nestled neatly into the lamp groove, I drilled into the wall on a slight downward angle and used a dome-head screw. My screw was originally black so already matched my lamp though of course you can paint the head any colour to co-ordinate.

STEP 6 Conceal cord and switch.

I knew from the beginning that the visible cord and switch were going to bug me. That said, I think that in the right space the casual nature of the exposed cord can work. I just wanted something a little more ‘finished’. If it doesn’t bother you then you just saved yourself an extra process!

I decided to hide the cord in a narrow concealer made to appear part of the light itself. I actually quite this look. I found an adhesive cord cover (D-Line Micro – $10 from Bunnings), cut it into two portions (one for above the switch, and one for below) then spray painted it to match the lamp.

Of course, you could instead choose to paint the cord cover to blend in with the wall, though I think this is a look better suited to dark coloured walls. I wanted the cord cover to abut the light so it looked part of it. This created a slight lean away from the wall where it meets the lamp due to the cord needing some clearance space.

Thankfully this is only discernible upon super close inspection and the dark colour of the lamp, cord and cover really does help disguise everything.

To deal with the exposed switch I decided to hang a pretty picture over it.

I know, I know, you’re probably thinking how ridiculously impractical that sounds – “A picture over the switch, how the heck do you actually use the dang thing then? Duh”.

I thought this too which is why I installed a remote power switch (click the link if you’re not sure what a remote power switch is – sorry, I couldn’t find a link to my actual brand). I love this thing. Essentially, the lamp is always ‘on’ though power to it is controlled via remote.

The remote is simply attached to the side of Charlotte’s chest of drawers with a 3M Picture Hanging Strip so it’s nicely hidden, completely removable and super accessible.

The remote is capable of operating multiple power points which is why it has so many buttons. Of course, we only need to press the top (“1”) button to operate our lamp and Charlotte has this down to a fine art.

I thought about using some kind of hinge system to hang the picture though decided that was overly complicated (and extra difficult given the fact the switch means the picture can’t sit flush on the wall).

Instead I simply opted for basic picture string and two long nails hammered in on a steep downward angle.

It’s easy to lever the picture without the string slipping off the nails so the switch can be accessed (if needed).

The length of the nails, which sit just proud of the switch plate, also mean that although the picture doesn’t sit flush against the wall it does rest neatly parallel to it. An unintended bonus is how having a piece of art below the sconce gives it the impression of being a picture light, which I .

I went with a 15 watt pilot bulb which, although very soft, throws ample reading light.

I was initially concerned that the position of the light might be somewhat blinding though have laid beside Charlotte on numerous occasions to read bedtime stories and have never once found it to be a problem – on the contrary, it’s actually quite nice to have a warm back light for a change (and, of course, the tilt of the shade can always be altered to redirect the cast, if need be).

Although I wasn’t ever attempting a specific “knock-off”, before publishing this post I did a quick Google search and found these similar lamps…

Bellacor | Hudson Valley

The $50 for mine includes the lamp, cable cover and paint. I know those proper wall lights are pretty gorgeous, though I do prefer my price tag!

This whole project was a total experiment and I’m really happy with how it turned out though the fact the concept is kinda weird hasn’t escaped me. So, tell me…successful or stupid?

Source: http://thepaintedhive.net/2014/09/a-desk-lamp-becomes-a-wall-light/

How to Turn a Hard Wire Light Fixture into a Plug In

Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

Months ago I came across these gorgeous, vintage looking, industrial accordion sconces, and I knew they would be perfect in my son’s room, especially on the DIY plank wall we recently completed, but unfortunately they were hard wire light fixtures.

And at ~$50 each, I thought they were a steal, but we did not have wiring in the spots where I wanted to hang them. Rather than open up and rewire the wall (because, if I’m being honest, I might will almost definitely rearrange the room sometime and NOT want sconces there), I decided to covert the hard wired lights into plug ins. And I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you, too.

Materials needed to change a light fixture from a hard wire light into a plug in:

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  • hard wire light fixture (I got my awesome accordion sconces from Decor Steals. They have daily steals, so I can’t link to the specific product, but I’ve seen them carried several times. You can also sometimes find them at their sister site, Antique Farmhouse.)
  • wire cutter/stripper (sharp scissors or a utility knife could work in a pinch)
  • wire connectors: either a terminal box or wire nuts and electrical tape
  • lamp cord with switch (any old extension cord could work, too, if you just cut off the female end, but these are wonderful because they have a switch on the cord)
  • {optional} paintable cord cover

How to change a hard wire light fixture into a plug in:

Warning: I have basic wiring skills, but I am NOT a certified electrician. This project is completely at your own risk, and I take no responsibility for any mishaps you may have as a result of this tutorial. Please be careful and consult a certified electrician if you are in any doubt.

    1. Determine your cord lengths.
      Be sure to give yourself enough room to trim and connect without having too much excess cord to hide behind the cover plate. Don’t forget to take into consideration the placement of the switch if you are using a lamp cord with a switch; you want to be able to reach it!
    1. Cut your cords.
      Using wire cutters, cut both cords (the one coming from the fixture and the one from the lamp cord) ~1/2″ longer than you need them.
    1. Separate your wires.
      Using your fingers, pry apart your two wires ~1-2″ on both the fixture cord and the lamp cord. Your fixture may already have the wires separated, which is fine.
    1. Strip your wires.
      Using a wire stripper (or sharp scissors very carefully), strip the plastic sheathing off the copper wires without cutting the wires. You will do this four times: 2 wires per cord.
    1. Connect your wires.
      See below for details.
    1. Find a “way out” for your cord.
      Since the wires for a wall or ceiling fixture normally go into said wall or ceiling, you will need to find a way for the wire to get the cover and hang down the wall without making your fixture uneven. You can cut or bend the plate cover, drill a hole in the plate cover, make a little cut in your wall, or use whatever creative idea you might have. Fortunately for me, the fixtures actually came with “way out” of the wall plate, so I simply removed the little plastic insert before I started the project and replaced it when I was finished, securing the switch in place directly below the lamp.
  1. Hang your light.
    Obviously every light is different, so you’ll have to figure out this one.

    Source: https://www.maisondepax.com/turn-hard-wire-light-fixture-plug/

    Wall Lamp Cord Covers

    Cool DIY Wall Lamp With An Exposed Cord

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    Offering the walnut or ash finish this wall sconce will become a finest choice for your interior, sporting the handmade design of the highest durability and quality, while the piece is just perfect for any hallway.

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    To deal with the exposed switch I decided to hang a pretty picture …

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    I think this could be a pretty easy DIY. hang an L bracket, and attach a loose cord lamp. bam!

    If you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your home with an unusual, antique detail, take a look at this elegant lamp cord replacement covered with bakelite round plug, made in an elegant, dark brown color.

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    This type of product is a high quality element that plays a functional and decorative role. It is a cover designed for use with electrical cords. It is made of silk material that is durable and very attractive.

    Errol Swing Arm Wall Lamp
    This practical and very tasteful wall lamp has a practical movable handle Someone can set it according to your needs. Well made and durable at the same time gives a warm and pleasant light.

    Dainolite Lighting DGUW224 Modern Plug-In Wall Sconce Modern Wall Lamp On/off switch on canopy Cord cover Arm length 19 (48 cm) ,

    If you afraid, that you pet or child will damagage wire, you should buy solid cover, which will protect this cable. This black plaitining cover made of nylon cloth will be perfect! It is very durable and looks good.

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    David Easton Meilleur Swing Arm Wall Lamp
    It is a classic and elegant wall lamp that is perfect for stylish bedroom, living room and dining room. It has got a polished nickel finish over metal and white linen shade. It adds beauty to any home.

    I these because I don't cords showing or hanging down on wall.

    This multi-functional decoration is made of wool painted on a lot of different colors. It can be used as a drapery to hanging on the wall or as a carpet. It will plays its role perfectly especially in cosy bedroom.

    Vintage style woven cord and flat wall plug -lamp parts

    Loving this contrast Driftwood and copper wall lamp with vintage cloth covered cord

    40$ per lamp! White Swing-Arm Wall Lamp with Drum Shade and Cord Cover | 2293-WH CC12-WH | Destination Lighting

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    Being a perfect addition to any lamp or small appliance such as fans and radios, this fabric covered electrical wire will smoothly replicate the characteristic vintage charm of the industrial age. It measures overall 6.5mm, or about 1/4″.

    Use your own jar to create a lamp! Includes hooks, clamps, and a Mason jar kit that will screw on any standard-size Mason jar. Includes a 15½ foot cloth-covered lamp cord with switched socket, two finished ceiling hooks, two cord clamps for adjusting t

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    (2) Pivoting Swing-Arm Pin-up Lamp WITH cord cover

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    Ben: Accordian Wall Light (in dark iron color) no cord cover, but we could pull cord straight and tape to wall behind nightstand

    Any passionates of antique lamps here? A kerosene lamp with rayon cord isn't the most partical type of lighting in today's world, but vintage design enthusiasts still use similar lamps for decoration purposes.

    Just cut to size, strip, and connect this cord cover to your wall lamp. This example is not boring at all, this makes the lamp a more fun and exciting dimension. It has rainbow colors, with very vibrant saturation. They blend well with the yellow lampshade.

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    Home Office Double Swing Arm Wall Lamp
    Double swing arm with wall mount. Additionally, it has simple design as well as classic black finish and white shades. It can accommodate two three-way incandescent bulbs, which are not included in the set.

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    Blue electrical cord- cool accessory to wall lamps instead of hiding the cord- bedside lamps

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