If you saw my previous post, you’ll know I purchased a new duvet cover before Christmas and built a string art wall sign to match the colors of the new duvet. After putting up the sign, I felt something else was needed as the sign looked a little small compared to our large California King size bed. You can see for yourself here:
I absolutely LOVE candles especially the LED candles that look real but won’t burn my house down if I forget to distinguish them! Not burning down your house is always a plus! 🙂 So, I decided to make some matching wood wall sconces to put on each side of my sign.
I had some scrap wood in the shop so I didn’t even need to buy any wood, so the only cost in making these was for the LED candles, which I purchased on sale at Target, and the metal flower and wording, which I bought at Hobby Lobby.
To make one sconce you’ll need the following materials (I made two sconces, so my material needs were double what is listed below):
- 1 1×6 @ 18″
- 1 1×4 @ 6″
- Nail gun (I used my Ryobi Airstrike Brad Nailer, a hammer and finish nails will work as well)
- 1 1/4″ finish nails
- wood glue
- decorative metal flowers and wording
- 1 1×6 @ 12″
- 1 1×4 @ 4 1/2″
- 1 1×6, trimmed to 5″ wide @ 5″ long, cut in half diagonally
I first cut all of my boards to size using my miter saw. I cut a 1×6 to 12″ in length. Using the remaining 1×6 wood, I cut a 1×6 board to 5″ in length. I then cut the width of the board down from 5 1/2″ (typical width of a 1×6) to 5″ in width using my miter saw, so I now had a square board measuring 5″ x 5″. Using my miter saw, I then cut that board in half, diagonally, so I was left with two triangle shaped boards:
I then cut the 1×4 board to 4 1/2″ in length. Here are all the boards after I had cut them to size:
Once all the boards were cut to size, I attached the 1×4 board to the long 1×6 board with wood glue and finish nails. I attached the board 4″ up from the bottom of the board, making sure it was centered on the large 1×6 board to form a shelf. I then attached the two triangle shape boards underneath the shelf using wood glue and finish nails.
Once the sconce was assembled, I used my go-to stain, Minwax Dark Walnut to stain the sconce and let it dry. On one of my (many) trips to Hobby Lobby, I had found these really cool metal wording pieces and some small metal flowers in a bluish-gray color that matched the “Love” string art sign I previously made:
Using a hot glue gun, I attached the metal flower to the top center of the sconce. I then used the hot glue gun to attached the wording to the upper left side of the sconce (for the sconce that was to hang to the left of the string art sign, the sconce on the right side had the wording on the upper right side of the sconce). I then attached a picture hanger to the back of the sconces and hung them on the wall:
I have the LED candles set on timer so they come on right before we go to bed each night. They add a calming ambiance to our master bedroom!