Ready for another window treatment project? This time I’ll show you how I made diy drapery sconces for the laundry room from…. glass candlesticks. Yep, those prolific dollar store candlesticks.
2 glass candlesticks
2 small berry/dessert bowls
6 screws, 6 washers, 6 rubber washers
Dap Household Adhesive or E6000 glue
First, find where you want to place the sconces, mark the spots for screws and, if needed, wall anchors. Test fit everything, then remove. This is much easier to do before gluing the plates to the candlesticks. You can actually just loosen the bottom two screws and leave them in place.
Sand the top of the candlesticks and the bottom area of the bowls. This will help them adhere better. Glue together following directions on the adhesive. I used the same process for the cupcake stands I made a couple of years ago.
Let the glue dry several hours or overnight, then assemble the screws and washers. Place metal washer on the screw, then the rubber washer. Richard made clear washers from pvc tubing he had on hand. The rubber washer will allow a little give as you’re tightening the screw and hopefully prevent breaking the glass.
Now you’ll need a short screwdriver or ratchet type driver to be able to reach the screws.
Ok, time to drape the fabric. I tried a few different things, but didn’t really find anything I liked. For now, I just arranged a drapery panel on the candlestick sconces. This was another of the same panels I used in our master bathroom. I had bought a few extra because they were on clearance.
Not exactly the fabric I have in mind, but like most projects around here, it’ll do for now.
The laundry room is tiny and difficult to photograph. The window is close to the corner on the left. I hadn’t thought to check to see if the cabinet doors would bang against the window sconce, but no problem. Whew!
These sconces would be so pretty made with colorful transferware bowls. Chippy, mismatched bowls would be fun. These white swirl bowls were part of a deal I found a Habitat.
Whatcha’ think? Another crazy idea?
Want some more ideas for using those dollar store candlesticks? I’m joining these lovely ladies in hosting this month’s dollar store challenge linky party- go check out what they brought to the challenge:
What projects have you done with dollar store candlesticks? We want to see! Add your link below, then visit with your fellow partiers for more inspiration. Come on, it’s not a party without you!