We had gathered a few things and thought it would be fun to try to make a retro vintage industrial adjustable salvaged upcycled (not gonna say “steampunk”) wall sconce.
What we started with:
- insulated ceramic electrical pulley thingy (REStore, $4)
- old industrial safety glass light + screw-on aluminum cover (REStore, $10)
- upper wooden part of an old stand/podium (Goodwill, $1)
- old cement fishing net weight from Wisconsin (Mother-in-Law, free)
- braided cloth-covered electrical wire (Sundial Wire, $1.45/foot)
- “vintage” light bulb (Lowe’s, $9)
- new socket, in-line switch and plug (hardware store, $7-ish)
What we ended with:
Question for you:
We talked previously about opening a little Etsy shop and selling some of the things that we make (it could be that some members of our families are getting sick of weird light fixtures in their house). We were considering selling (at least attempting to sell) some of these light fixtures there, but started worrying about the liability. Have any of you out there had any experience with that sort of thing? Or have any advice for us? We use all UL approved parts, yet we’re worried – we aren’t licensed electricians.
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