I have a quick hack to share with you today. We realized we had a major oversight in the Principal bedroom of our Ellery and Third Street short-term rental renovation. Here is how we addressed it with an easy DIY no-wire wall sconces. Problem solved at least for now. 🙂
We got all the way to the staging phase of the project before we realized there was not a single outlet on the wall where the bed was going to be. ARRRRGH. Seriously, all our work and the contractor we hired didn’t put wall outlets in the new wall! To be honest, we missed it too. To add another dilemma, the wall next to it is an exterior wall and is concrete. What to do?? DIY no wire wall sconces to the rescue!
As the time to list the house for rent drew near, we couldn’t find an electrician that wasn’t booked out solid for at least three months. So I turned to the internet for some help. Puck lights for the wall sconces were just the temporary fix we needed to get through this first season.
Thankfully this was such an easy DIY fix!
This was super easy. I had already bought the wall sconces from Amazon (here), and they were fairly inexpensive, so cutting the cords off was not going to break my heart.
I first added the batteries to check that the puck light was working.
Then I glued the adapter to the top of the puck light. If your puck lights have access to the battery on the bottom- ours was on the light side, be careful not to seal the puck permanently closed.
How easy is that?
Screw the adapter into the wall sconce.
Many DIY no-wire wall sconce tutorials I found have you glue the puck directly into the light fixture. We tried that first. But, to be honest, it’s hard to get a great connection, and these wall sconces were not just pretty but needed to be FUNCTIONAL for our guests.
I double-checked that the remotes worked.
That is it!
I solved the problem of not having electrical outlets, and they look great. We have found we need to change the batteries every month or so, and the guests have commented they love that they are dimmable.
Until next time.
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