What's the first thing that pops into my head when I hear that word? Candles. I LOVE candles.
And what did I find hidden in the guest room closet when I was cleaning last weekend? Candle SCONCES, forgotten and covered in dust.
It's like they were meant to be down here all along.
While they're a bit of pain to light once the wicks are burned down this far (causing me to have to snag a nearby step-stool we store in our laundry area to light them), once they're lit and burning the warm glow and flickering light of the candles adds a much-needed element of cozy ambiance to the space. The new sconces also provides just enough of a soft glow for great TV-watching and conversation (not too bright, not too dim - I'm totally one of those people that can't watch a TV screen in the dark).
All in all? We are 100% satisfied with the new small addition to our decor and lighting down in the basement. The best part? The sconces were on clearance to begin with (my guess is $10, but it's been awhile...) and since I completely forgot about them, they pretty much feel like they were free. We also had the candles on hand. So we figure it's not too bad for a fun little upgrade and adding some ambiance to our basement area.
Have you added any cheap finds or forgotten-about decor to your abode lately? Are you a fan of sconces too? How do you like to watch your TV - with all the lights off, all the lights on, or somewhere in between (like us)?
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