Hey fronds!! Today I’m here to show you how INCREDIBLY EASY it is to turn any hardwired light fixture into a plug-in light. Not only will you be amazed at how simple the process is, you’ll be damn proud of yourself for being so gosh darn industrious. PLUS! The total cost of supplies for this DIY = $20 dollah bills. Watch my DIY video tutorial or have a look at the instructions below.
LET’S GO, YO!!!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Hardwired light fixture (chandelier, wall sconce, etc.)
Lamp wire (cut to desired length, I’m using 20-feet)
15-amp light duty plug
Needle nose pliers
SHOP THE POST
Find a kickass light fixture! Then measure your space to determine the length of the lamp wire needed to reach your swag hook.
Assemble your tools! All I needed for this project was 20-feet of lamp wire ($12) and a plug ($2) from my local home improvement store. Wam-bam-thank-you-mam! Using the utility knife, split the lamp wires into two. With the wire strippers, expose ¾- to 1-inch of lamp wire. Twist exposed wires together.
Unscrew and open the plug. Use needle nose pliers to curve one end of the exposed and twisted lamp wire. Carefully secure each lamp wire to either screw. Be cautious to not overtighten, then close and secure plug.
At the light fixture’s base, identify the hot (aka black) and neutral (aka white) wires. Set aside the ground (aka green wire) by looping into the base for future use. Connect the two remaining lamp wires to the hot and neutral wires. Cap with wire connectors and tightly secure with electric tape.
Hang your converted light fixture on your swag hook and plug’er in! ‘Cause you are D-U-N done, girlfriend!!!