Wall Sconce

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Right next to my bookshelf, the wall is looking a bit bare.  I could buy some designer wall sconce, but it’ll cost me about $100 or more a piece.  So I’ve decided, hey, why don’t I just make a wall sconce? I think the project cost me a total of $50 or less.  The sconce cover is just a normal wall paper glued onto a cardboard paper.  We went to a local wall paper store, and they were able to cut us a deal to purchase a few feet of the wall paper, rather than buying the entire roll.

 

Here is what you will need:

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  • 1×1 wood
  • A ruler
  • Electric (or handheld) stabler gun
  • Scissors
  • Plastic sheeting (you can get this at a home improvement store or craft store)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Screws
  • Glue
  • Cardboard paper
  • Hammer
  • Your favorite wall paper

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First, you will need to cut the wood into the length size that you desire.  Make it into a rectangle shape and screw on each edges.

Next, cut out the cardboard paper with it’s length equal to the height of your wooden piece. The width is around 2x of the wood piece.  Glue the plastic sheeting to the cardboard paper.

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Then you will need to stable the edge of the cardboard and the plastic sheeting to the wood piece.  Have the plastic sheeting on the inside and cardboard piece on the top side (the part you see I’m stabling).

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Hammer any stables that is loose

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This is what your piece should look like.

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Measure out your wall paper to the same size as the cardboard and then glue it on to your project.  Then, take a sawtooth picture hanger and nailed it to the top back of the wooden piece.  Now you are ready to hang it to the wall.

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We had our handyman install some wall lights behind the sconce, I think those lights were $10 a piece and the ambiance it brings at night is just so unfathomable.

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