10/15/2012

Coolest Sconce EVER!

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Coolest Sconce Ever? 



 I happened on an absolutely huge garage sale from years of accumulation and living. In fact, it was more like a flea market! I found three of these in varying degrees of disrepair...


This was the only one that was completely there with the face plate and all the crystals. At first, I did not intend to keep any of these sconces but part them out in use for other lighting that I make. That is until I came home and got the mail. My Oct. 2012 issue of Traditional Home magazine had come in the mail and what was on the front cover, I took as a sign that I was meant to keep at least one sconce. See the cover below? See the almost matching sconce on the middle right? I couldn't believe my eyes!!!
 So, I walked around my home trying to figure out a place for this special piece. Then I looked at this...
I knew that this is where the sconce would go. I took the mirror off the wall and had two holes drilled into the center of the mirror. One hole for the screw that holds on the sconce and one for the plug-in wiring that I needed to make it work. I then decided to paint the cover plate and the candle covers in a black and white check inspired by MacKenzie-Childs beautiful pieces.
Here is the first try at a MacKenzie-Childs look...
I didn't like it with the shades that I had made when the lights were on, so I switched them out for black ones...
Much more dramatic I think. I just love walking by this sconce...it makes me smile.
Here is one more look without the shades...the plug-in wire is behind the mirror then behind the faux fireplace and on a timer. Perfect!
I deliriously adore this piece now!


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24 comments:

  1. This is the coolest sconce ever. I love what you did. It came out great. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  2. Wow, Terry, you did a fabulous job on your sconce!! It is so pretty over the mirror...you get twice the bling!! LOL!!!

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  3. I love the look of a scone mounted onto a mirror. You did a great job of giving the garage sale sconce a glamourous new life!

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  4. That is really beautiful! I love the timer tip!

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  5. Wow! What a transformation! I love the MacKenzie Childs touch! They turned out fantastic!

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  6. Gorgeous, I would have never thought to have holes drilled in a mirror, it is just breath taking...the thrifting gods were smiling on you!!

    Carol

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  7. I LOVE the idea of the sconce on the mirror! Absolutely brilliant!

    Thanks for inspiring me today!
    karianne

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  8. I'm in love with the whole fireplace vignette, and the sconce adds just the bling to finish it all off!!!

    Visiting from KOT.

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  9. Absolutely stunning. They look very "baroque" to me.

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  10. Very cool sconces. I love the shades and the detailing onf the candle part. Very elegant. Visiting from Cowgirl Up!

    Cynthia

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  11. Wow, Terry, that looks fabulous! I just love it! I never would have thought to have the mirror drilled to hold it, but it really looks good and I love that you have a reflection of it, too.

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  12. So creative and very u inquest! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share your post with us. Karin

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  13. This is seriously the coolest sconce ever! Looks perfect all dressed up for fall! I bet it will look awesome during other seasons as well :)

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  14. Fun, fun! You are brave attaching it to your mirror!

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  15. Your sconce is gorgeous! I love it on the mirror.

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  16. Oh wow, your sconce is fabulous. so glam
    rita

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  17. What a fabulous idea ...the MacKenzie Childs look and being attached to a mirror too! The black shade make something that started out so simple-looking, now look so rich.

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  18. Hi Terry, thanks so much for sharing your amazing sconce at Project Queen's Link Party last week! I love it!!!! I'm featuring it tonight at the highlight party.

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  19. Terry, I just saw that Mandy/the Project Queen featured your sconce! It DEFinitely deserved it--you did such a gREAt job!
    Bravo-bravo!
    Catherine

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  20. Terry, I'm going back through your MacKenzie-Childs posts because I've been a bit MIA and have missed some of these marvelous makeovers. This is fantastic! Makes me want to look for a sconce. Kudos!

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