Schoolhouse Electric Wall Sconces

I’m looking forward to sharing a “room reveal” post about Kev’s office/our guest bedroom in a few days, but we’ve still got a few things to finish up in there between now and then. In the meantime, and as promised, I thought I’d blog about the light fixtures we’re using in the room. First up, the wall sconces from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

The sconces we got are called Irvine Single‘s and we went with a white, enamel-coated metal shades and matte bronze fixtures

We mounted them on the walls on each side of the bed, and like I mentioned in a previous post, I had Brian the Carpenter drill out a hole in each bedside table top so that the twisty, cloth-covered cords could drop down through them. (I chose brown cords, but they come in different colors, too!) The fine folks at Schoolhouse Electric mounted the on/off switches exactly 18 inches below the bottom of each fixture so that our overnight guests could reach them, easy breezy…

And speaking of cords n’ things…the metal grommets I ordered from ended up doing the trick, just like I had hoped!

Crazy how a some of the least expensive, most un-decorative items can finish things off so nice and neat, isn’t it?

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  1. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    I love how you and Kev make even the smallest detail…… darn perfect. I cannot wait to see the entire reveal. I check in, first thing, every morning. Those lights are just da bomb!
    Work faster!!!!!!! LOL

  2. Elaine says

    Super cute ! I love the idea of the cloth covered cords :). Brings back memories of my grandmas house. I wake up with you guys every morning and you always set my day off right….Keep up the good work !

  3. Beverly says

    Hey Layla,

    I’m loving those wall sconces but I’m actually emailing you about your curtain roll shades (not sure that’s what they’re called). It looks like I have the same or similar brown drawstring shades and I was wondering if yours has 3 clear plastic rings on the back that attach to a hook thingy (love my descriptive description?). I have the clear plastic rings but alot of times when I go to pull up my shades the hook thingy becomes detached and its quite frustating. Let me know what you got and maybe I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. ha ha

  4. Lonna says

    Crazy, I drive by Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co all the time! I guess I really need to stop in!

  5. says

    I agree. Clothe covered chords are a simple but awesome idea. That’s one of those… “Why didn’t I think of that” moments. Very cool.

    I am looking forward to seeing your room reveal as well. From the pictures of the light fixtures, I can’t quite tell how that works with the bed, but I guess we will all find out soon.

    Nice lights!

  6. says

    Looking forward to the final room reveal!! Can’t wait how it looks like!
    I love your ideas and how you guys always put so much love in every detail of your house. I would love to see it in real life… :)

    And today I mentioned your blog in my post, it’s about the super cozy Breeze Inn at Tybee Island (where I definitely want to go someday)… I discovered it here, and I had to share it. Hope you like it!
    Much love from Belgium,
    Inge x

  7. Kristine says

    These are really cute. I’ve always been in love with enamel lighting. You must have saved up your pennies to buy them.

  8. says

    Layla I love this room! I reeeeealllly want to paint my dresser/tvstand in our bedroom the color of that door. And I usually don’t even like red except on fourth of july. Oh, and I guess Christmas. =0)

  9. says

    This is fabulous, even the cord through the hole looks neat and clean, as though it was part of the package :)

  10. Rachael says

    I can’t wait to see the finished project! You all are awesome. :) Also, the white sweater pillow in the background of the first picture makes me so happy. I’m officially on the hunt for one now.

    Keep Decorating!

  11. says

    These lights are so adorable, checking out their website right now and everything looks so nice! Besides this particular light you got, which was your alternative?