Installing lights with no electricity? No problem! from Thrifty Decor Chick Leave a comment

Hello my friends! It’s been a lovely (almost) fall week here and I’ve been
busy working on some fun projects! 

I have a small makeover planned for our little hallway off of our foyer. Part
of my plan involved adding a picture light similar to the one over my
giant fabric bulletin board
in my office. 

If you have an outlet under the spot where you want a sconce or light, it is
actually a pretty easy wiring job for an electrician (and in my experience not
very expensive). I called an electrician we use to see if he was available and
he was booking two weeks out. 

Because I’m impatient when I want to start a project, I decided to look into
some options on my own. If you don’t want to mess with the money or the time
of wiring for a new light, this trick is perfect!

I’ve shared this with you a couple times, but I’ll show you all the ways I’ve
installed lights without electricity in one spot! Here’s the hallway I’m
working on: 

small hallway stairs

I wanted to put the picture light above the art on that wall. We have an
overhead light but I wanted to add a little accent lighting in this

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battery operated remote picture light

The color was just awful. 😂 But the light is surprisingly bright and it has a
remote for easy operation. 

It also has a switch on the side that you don’t even notice, in case you want
to use that instead. There are three lighting options — warm, natural and
cool light. 

I sprayed the light in a gold spray paint and then got it hung up. (It even
has a tiny level on the back for easy hanging.) It has a remote similar to
other lights I’ve used: 

remote controlled art light

Step one of 25 for this small makeover is done!…

adding light with no electricity

It’s low enough we can easily reach up to turn it on without the remote.
Love it! A couple reviews say the light isn’t very bright, but I’m pleased
with it. The lights can be angled to where you want as well. 

Here are the other ways I’ve added lighting without electricity or wiring…

window seat sconces dining room

morning/dining room with window seat and bookcases
I hung a sconce in our
mud/laundry room
in a spot with no wiring using this method as well: 
laundry mud room combo
DIY green bookcases office

This method saves a TON of money instead of hiring out electrical work. I
wouldn’t use it for an area we use a lot…say, for a vanity light. But it
works great for accent lighting you don’t need on all the time. 

The remote versions with timers are AWESOME. Otherwise it’s easy to forget
they’re on and the battery will run out. 🙂 


Have you tried any of these hacks to get lighting without electricity? 

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