How to make a wall lamp with a shelf

Decor, DIY, Lighting, Living Room

I have a very small living room which means I don’t have any room for end tables, so no room for table lamps and no room for floor lamps. So to add more lighting, I came up with this design for wall sconces that incorporate a shelf that can double as small end tables. I made them using standard materials from the hardware store and only a few hand tools like a drill and a hand saw.

Interested in making your own version of these wall sconces? I got most of the materials for this project at the hardware store and craft stores and here are links to the products I got online:

2″ iron-on wood edging

Light kit

Mica flakes

Pour-on high gloss finish

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8 Comments

  1. You really know how to keep it simple. From watching you, I think I can do some of these. Needless to say I will be asking for tools from Santa this year. Thank you for sharing and empowering us. Hope you do more

    • You’re welcome Kerri and I’m so happy to hear you’re inspired to get some tools and build some projects! If you’re looking for some ideas on what tools to get, here’s a list of my favorite tools that I use all the time: https://www.engineeryourspace.com/my-favorite-tools/

  2. You are so talented and the wall sconces are just wonderful! You make it look so simple that I feel like doing it right now! Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you, glad you like them!

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