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What You'll Need

– wall sconce ( here’s the ones I got on amazon for a great deal) – candelabra wire – I got mine at lowes ( Here’s one I found that’s similar but in white on amazon ) – wire connectors – electrical tape – wire stripers – wire cutters

Step 1

Before we started with the wiring Tony used his grinder to make a small indent for the wire to come through the bottom. This is really convenient and makes the sconce sit flush against the wall but if you don’t have a grinder I’m sure you can make it work without the indent too.

Step 2

For my choice of wiring I used this candelabra-base switch cord ( photo below). This was the only thing I could find at lowes improvement with a switch cord. Honestly if you don’t care for the switch you can use an extension cord to do the same thing. It should work the same. My only concern with this cord was whether it was strong enough to run a 60W bulb because that’s what my sconce was. To make sure it was ok I talked it over with a lowes associate. He assured me it would work just fine.

Step 3

With some wire cutters. We started off by cutting off the candelabra base.

Step 4

Tony then used some wire strippers and stripped away about an inch of the rubber coating off the ends after splitting the wire apart.

Step 5

At this point we had a black and white wire coming out of the sconce and the one wire we split that was our switch cord ( photo below ) .

Step 6

Tony connected one black wire to one of the clear split ones. Then the white one to the other split piece. To connect them he folded them down together then twisted.

Step 7

This next step is super important. You’ll need to add these little plastic caps that are called wire connecters to the tops of the wire that you connected.  This is so your wires don’t touch other metals or loose wires which can cause an electrical short or worse a fire.

Step 8

To be on the safe side Tony additionally added some tape over the caps so they don’t fall off.

Step 9

Here’s what both wires looked like after being connected. Notice he added tape onto the wires as well and not just the caps.

Step 10

That’s it! I can’t believe this was that easy to do! I hope to share pictures of them installed in the bedroom soon.

I’ll see you all next time. Hope this helps you convert your own sconce into a plugin!

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