ISSUE 13  |  Urban Living

DIY: Sconce Solutions

April 01, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Two clever solutions to the unattractive-sconce-in-a-rental dilemma: one in New York, one in Los Angeles; both easily replicable with a silver-bowled light bulb, a screwdriver (to remove ugly shades), and a can of spray paint.

Above: Anna of Door Sixteen spray-painted her brass-and-glass sconce fixtures glossy white ("Happily, they came out looking like porcelain") and ordered round Silver-Bowl Decorative Globe Light Bulbs from 1000 Bulbs ($3.47 each).

 

Above: Faye of You Are the River removed an unappealing shade and installed a silver-bowl lightbulb.