DIY Wall Sconce Video

What to do when you have a house full of kids on a summer afternoon?  Shoot a DIY video???  Yah, that’s how we roll!  We have talked ourselves out of this and put it off for way to long but we bit the bullet this week and we have our brother-in-law, Beffy, to thank for putting this all together for us!  Our kids think we are “cool like Carly and Sam” (Nick show for those of you that aren’t tuned-in 24 hours a day;) so at least we have that going for us!!  We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project….definitely a Shanty Fav!  So, without further adieu…….

Our First Shanty 2 Chic Video Tutorial!


2 wall sconces for under $10!  Happy Friday and have a safe weekend!!

~Whit and Ash




  1. marsha on October 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    can’t find metal or wooden medalions anywhere 🙁 i looked at michaels, hobby lobby, home depot, and lowes. none are even close to the right size… I’m at a loss

    • StaceyMilo on October 22, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Try Goodwill. You can find a lot of random things there.

      • Shanty2Chic on October 22, 2012 at 5:53 am

        Hey, we bought ours in the spring in the seasonal section. I do know that Lowe’s carries wooden ones in the decorative wood section!
        Sent from my iPad

  2. ReenJay on September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Love it!!!

  3. Ashley on August 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Hello! What type/size of drill bit did you ladies use?

  4. Sarah Babka on August 23, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I can’t seem to find an iron piece any suggestions? I visited local hobby lobby but they didn’t have any. Thanks!

  5. Natalie on May 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Made these tonite !!! These are perfect and thank goodness for Lowes!

  6. Jill on May 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I just made these today and they turned out awesome!!! So easy and cheap! Thanks for the tutorial, I love your blog Ü

  7. Lea on March 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Hello! WoW – your projects are beautiful! I was so excited to come across your blog. Inspirational. I have started making the wooden wall art and these sconces. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Ricki Elaine on October 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    You ladies are absolutely adorable!!!!! Love love love this idea. I’ve seen a lot of decor blogs, but this is by far my favorite! I am EXTREMELY excited to make this ASAP!!!!! =]

  9. Kaylee Whitehead on September 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    What are the wood pieces that you put on the bottom called? I can’t find them anywhere!

    • Ashley on September 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Hey Kaylee! The wood pieces are called finials. You can find them in the decorative wood section at Lowes!

  10. Monica on September 16, 2011 at 2:09 am

    What a cute idea!! Can you get all of those things at Home Depot?

  11. debi on September 15, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Loved you your video. You made the project look so simple and doable for my klutzy hands. The wall scones are super.

    • Ashley on September 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      LOL! Thank you Debi!

  12. Becky @ UCreate with Kids on September 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this tutorial for everyone. I LOVE IT! Such a cute project!

    • Ashley on September 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks so much Becky:)

  13. Julia Kepler on August 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I absolutely adore your scones they are fabulous!


  14. [email protected] Charm on August 23, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Love this thrifty idea…thanks so much for sharing it. Stop by and enter my current giveaway…it’s a $40 Pottery Barn gift card plus a coastal goodie!


  15. Veronica on August 22, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Such a cool idea! Love it!


  16. Sanghamitra on August 22, 2011 at 7:28 am

    This looks fantastic! You did a great job! I would love for you to stop by my blog:)
    Have a great week.

  17. Virginia Decker on August 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Is it sad that I know that Carly and Sam are from a Nick show and not disney? Yup, I got the TV loving kiddo too! haha!

    LOVE the project! Super chic and super smart! I will definitely be making some of these! Thanks!

    • Ashley on August 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      LOL! I always get corrected on networks by my kids:) Thanks! Have fun crafting:))))

  18. Ruth on August 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I love these!! They are so fabulous. Makes me want to get started on some myself. It will be on the to do list for the living room. First I need to choose a paint color.


  19. Kelli on August 20, 2011 at 2:29 am

    They are gorgeous! I love that you made 2 for less than $10!

  20. Ashley on August 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hey guys! So sorry for the delayed response!!! I purchased the iron medallions at Hobby Lobby but if you aren’t having luck there you can get wooden medallions at Lowe’s in the decorative wood section near the trim! Hope this helps:) ~Ashley

    • Keri on August 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

    • Lacee on August 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks soo much!! Cant wait to head to Lowes now! LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog!! 🙂

  21. Minna on August 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Hi Ladies, The sconces look fabulous! Did y’all find the metal piece at Lowes as well? I’d like to make these for my living room this weekend. Please let me know. Thanks!

  22. Leslie from Onesie Twosie on August 15, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Great job on the video! I ditto all the wonderful comments above. I searched and searched for some sconces to put on either side of the office doors (there is a pretty alcove there just begging me for sconces) and have not found any I like…until now! I’m definitely making these! Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  23. Courtney A. on August 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Love Love Love these!! Off to make some for my house! hehe Loved the video!

  24. deb on August 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Loved it…REAL LIFE CRAFTING!…..the baby screeming was the icing on the cake! Miss hearing that, mine are going off to college this year….enjoy the screeming, it won’t last forever! Thanks for sharing.

  25. lynn on August 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    so charming! tfs!

  26. Lesley on August 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I know what I am going to be making soon! What a great idea and real simple too. As usual you have the best ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Krystal on August 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    you guys are too cute! Love the sconces! I’m totally making some!

  28. Sonia Rumzi on August 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Love love the bloopers. You two are darling, beautiful and talented. Love the new video. Will keep watching and posting your work.

  29. Tina on August 13, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I have been looking for wall sconces to put in my living and I will be definitely will be making these. Where did you get the iron piece?

    • Lacee on August 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Im wondering the same thing! I took a trip to hobby lobby and couldnt find any iron pieces! Hopefully we find out! 🙂

      • Keri on August 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

        I searched high & low at my local Hobby Lobby for the iron pieces as well, with no luck!
        Really want to make these. Has anyone searched Lowes?

        • Lacee on August 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

          I looked through previous posts and they have a Hows it hangin post with im pretty sure the same metal/iron piece and they said they got the other one from hobby lobbys garden section! I searched hobby lobby and couldnt find it….I even pulled up the picture and showed a clerk! 🙁 if anyone finds them please let me know!! 🙂

  30. Kati @ "along for the ryde..." on August 13, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I love the little “vlog” & y’all are just SO cute! The sconces were VERY creative & super simple! Thank you so much for sharing, & I hope to see more vlogs in the future! =)

  31. Mary on August 13, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I love the little girl hiding in the curtains! This project is definitely worth doing!

  32. Stephanie on August 13, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Love it!! So cute!! The video is great and the project is AWESOME!!!

  33. Sarah on August 13, 2011 at 12:14 am

    So glad you put up how y’all distress your pieces! I also absolutely love the pink drill!

  34. Ellen on August 12, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Love it 🙂

  35. Jodie Lynch on August 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    We might have to do that for our next craft night.

  36. Deanna on August 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Too cute! Great job and I was loving the bloopers:) Oh…and the sconce is super cute too!

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