DIY Light Sconce Corbel Style IKEA Ranarp Light Hack - Sisters, What!

DIY Light Sconce Corbel Style IKEA Ranarp Light Hack

use IKEA DIY pendant light shelves to hold temporary light
I'm finally getting around to posting about my craft room/area lighting. In cased you missed it, last March I shared the finished product of my crafting area (you can go here to see all the pics). One of my favorite parts of the area the DIY lighting we added.

a non permanent DIY light solution instead of using floor lamps use temporary corbel and IKEA pendant lights
 Since my crafting space is part of our Master Bedroom which is kind of awkward as far as lighting goes, we had to get creative with lighting over my tables. I really despise standing lamps in such areas because I tend to knock them over constantly, so we needed a different solution. The room has a high ceiling and we wanted a quick solution that wasn't permanent. 
an DIY light sconce corbel style IKEA Ranarp Light Hack
We've seen people use IKEA's bracket shelf to make light sconces, so we thought we could do a similar thing. We wanted ours a bit bigger than the IKEA shelves so we decided to make them ourselves. And when I mean we, I mean my husband :).
an easy DIY corbel shelf plug in pendant lamp holder
corbel light holder
 I apologize now, we were so quick in making this, I did terrible at taking pictures. I'll do my best to describe what we did. 

DIY Light Sconce Corbel Style IKEA Ranarp Light Hack 



Cut your wood pieces we did these dimensions: 

1x3 - 21"
one 2x2 - 16"
one 2x2 - 19" this one you want to cut the ends at 45 degree angles (see below the yellow)

Before we assembled or stained it, on the top wood piece we made a ditch or grooves for the cord using a router. If you don't want to do this skip this step. We didn't have a router so we did a dado cut using this tutorial HERE. We also 
After the we added the grooves in the wood, we assembled the wood pieces (see diagram at the top of tutorial). After everything was screwed together. We also drilled a hole for the cord to go through the back and through the front (see above right picture for where the lamp will hang and the picture below for where the cord will hide behind the sconce). 
When we placed it on the wall, we realized the cord made it wobbly on the wall because the wood wasn't flesh, so we added some wood pieces to balance around the wood and make it solid against the wall (see pictures below). Not pretty but totally affective. 

I hope that wasn't too confusing. We used decorative screws and screwed it studs so to hold up well. 
A DIY Pendant Light Sconce using an IKEA ranarp lamp
Corbel style light holder for a pendant style IKEA lamp for craft room

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