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About every other day I would walk into our bedroom and find one or two of our chrome lights pulled onto the floor by our 18 month old. Mix the boys obsession with the lamps and the fact that I always felt they took up to much space on the nightstands, called for a new lighting solution. I picked up a set of chrome eyeball sconces at a pretty good price. I knew they needed a little TLC, so I went to work.

lighting modern lights sconces

lighting modern lights sconces

modern lights chrome sconces
These chrome sconces mount by attaching a metal plate to the wall. The base of the sconce is a large magnet allowing it to then stick to the metal plate.

modern lights chrome sconces
As you can see there was quite a bit rust/tarnish on the base plates.

modern lights chrome sconces
I used the old aluminum foil and vinegar trick to shine up the chrome bases. You can clearly see the polished one on the left.

modern lights chrome sconces

modern lights chrome sconces

modern lights chrome sconces

modern lights chrome sconces

They turned out really well and freed up a lot of surface space on the nightstands. I tried a filament bulb but they produced way to much heat. I didn’t want to pay $15 a bulb for LEDs so I had to go with the CFL’s, they hang out a little but I can live with that.


 


  • Dana Perez

    Those look great…and what a difference they make on your nightstands.

  • Plastolux

    Thanks Dana!


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