Thanks for your response over our new DIY sconces last week!
** Update - tutorial has been removed due to an issue with the supplier - I cannot recommend ordering parts through this company, so the source has been deleted **
When you're building a light you want to make sure that it is wired correctly and all the safety precautions have been made - so if you are unsure, be sure to contact an electrician. First and foremost, always make sure the power is off by flipping the breaker on the main electrical box - double check!
Each light took us about 30 minutes to make - I love the fact that no modification or painting was involved! The brass back plate did have a discoloration - so we sanded with a fine synthetic sanding pad (made for metal) wiped clean and then sealed all of the brass with a clear paste wax - we SC Johnson Paste Wax from Home Depot.
For about $70 each, we have our own wall sconces!! LOVE them! :)
Have a great week friends! :)