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Dragonfly Sconces Installed

Perhaps a month or so ago I finished a pair of mission-themed sconces in quarter sawn white oak with stained glass shades.  There was one significant problem with them, there was no wiring in the wall where I wanted the hang them.  That meant cracking open the drywall, running wires, patching drywall, matching texture…  Not something I was eager to sign up for.

Finished, installed sconce

Finished, installed sconce

Enter “Reliable Rick”.  He’s a handyman that we’ve had do a number of jobs around the house, and this was right up his alley.  Rick cut a couple of surgical openings in the wall, ran a new circuit from the light switch to the wall where we wanted the sconces hung and took care of all of the necessary details.

Walls after patching - the big squares are color samples we were trying out.  The final choice was the grey on the left.

Walls after patching – the big squares are color samples we were trying out. The final choice was the grey on the left.

We ended up painting the room, replacing the switch covers with nice mission style brass versions and got everything finished and put back together just a few minutes ago.

Sconce, illuminated (the red color isn't pink in reality, it's just nearly impossible to photograph these with a phone.  I'd probably do better taking pictures with a camera...

Sconce, illuminated (the red color isn’t pink in reality, it’s just nearly impossible to photograph these with a phone. I’d probably do better taking pictures with a camera…)

As part of the room re-do we lowered the “Byrdcliffish” cabinet I built recently, the sconces are mounted on either side of the cabinet.  They don’t provide a lot of light, they were more intended to provide some color and warmth..

Finished Room

Finished Room

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3 thoughts on “Dragonfly Sconces Installed

  1. Wow. They are sweet looking lamps.

  2. Looks awesome as does the room! Nothing like a wood working project to spur on a larger refresh project.

  3. Ralph, Marilyn – thanks. I’m pretty happy to see them installed and the room freshened up. My wife and I are “negotiating” about what I should do after the little Greene & Greene cabinet I’m making. She wants a simple mission-style bookcase for the same room. I want to make another G&G piece. We’ll probably compromise and I’ll do what she wants :)

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