You guys, this tutorial is an easy one! Get excited for amazing lighting!!
This little hang out corner of Macie’s Bedroom was just itching for a really great statement light. Keeping with the laid back boho theme of the room I thought that a bunch of swaggy lights would be perfect. I was totally inspired by these halo lights that my girls over at A Beautiful Mess created last year. But of course like all things that inspire, its fun to make it your own. And wood and brass? Best combo ever.
To make this light you will need:
(1) Brass Socket Cup
(1) Brass Gas Cap
(1) Brass Tube
(1) Porcelain Socket
Cord (length depends on you!)
(1) Embroidery Hoop
Button Plug (unless you are hard wiring it)
FYI: You can find some of the supplies at Home Depot. The brass tube can be found in the plumbing section but the longest length that it comes in is 4”, if you want something longer you need to order it from Grand Brass. You can also buy the light sockets and plug at HD.
If you are ordering from Grand Brass you will need to um…tread lightly? Their website is really hard to use, so I have linked everything that I have used in the supply list. If you venture off of the beaten path make sure that you check the measurements of everything before you hit purchase. Otherwise you will end up with a few things that don’t fit together. Like me. Whoopsie.
Start by taking the cap, pipe, cup, and socket end (the metal part of the socket)
Assemble them with the cap on one end, the socket on the other and the cup in the middle, with the open end facing the socket.
Thread your wire through the pipe.
Wire the white part of the socket.
Attach it to the metal part.
Wire your plug.
You can leave it like this and enjoy the crap out of it.
Or you can attach the halo (halo, halo.)
For this we are using the outer ring of the embroidery hoop (the one with the metal tabs)
Basically you are just going to glue the tabs to the brass pipe. To hold mine in place while the glue dried I wrapped it with a little piece of leather (of course it was leather), but you can be a patient soul and just hold it if you want.
Hang it up and let it dry (that way it will dry straight!)
Make 1, 5, or 32. It is amazing however you group them.
In Mace’s room, we had a light fixture that we removed and had a perfect spot to hardwire them. But if you don’t have that option it is still awesome!