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Oh no I think new lights are too high??
hyehouse
February 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
So we thought we measured everything to the tee, but now that these sconces are in, they seem way too high. I need your opinions, please! Should we reset them? May mean we'll need to re-wallpaper...

Thanks much!!
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sayboone
What else is going on or near the wall?
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Wow Great Place
They do look too close to the ceiling. I imagine a mirror/sink goes between these? Is this a powder room?
I generally put sconces at about 66" from the floor to the center of the fixture, but that is a suggestion only, always best decided on site. Since these are uplighters, I would go at least that high. What height are the junction boxes set at now? You might be able to lower them a good 4" without exposing the old spot where the junction box was, given the position of the bolts holding the sconce to the wall....cross your fingers!
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judianna20
Before you do anything too costly, try hanging the sconces upside down. They are quite contemporary and it just may work.
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hyehouse
Yes, it's a powder room and the plan is to put a mirror in between the sconces and a large vanity that spans almost the whole wall will be slid in that space. The top end of sconce is 8 inches away from crown molding. I called the electrician to see if he can move them down a few inches and hope the holes will still be covered. I really appreciate your guys' comments!
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Wow Great Place
Not sure these can be turned upside down, you would lose the effect of the "torch" look. If moving the boxes to the "right" spot means having to re-wallpaper, you may want to consider changing sconces instead....still have a sconce with a long back plate, so it allows some flexibilty on placement, with the hope of covering the holes....great wallpaper, by the way!!
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Wow Great Place
Oh, and if the electrician can't make this work, then your wallpaper installer may be able to just replace those two strips, would not usually have to repaper the entire wall. Hope you have some left over??
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hyehouse
I do have quite a bit leftover! Thanks so much for the advice!
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Kelli Kaufer Designs
Can you post a photo that has the entire wall in it? Kind of hard to imagine what is going on in the space. Thank you!
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AllAmericanAmy
omg I have wallpaper envy going on. Beautiful! Where u get it?? Tell us plz :)
0 Likes   Thanked by hyehouse    October 13, 2014 at 7:39PM
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Genevieve
Yes they are too high ,I love them and your wall paper as well ,good choice :) can those be flipped upside down ? It doesn't look like they can be :(
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hyehouse
The wallpaper is graham and brown and we ended up repositioning the lights and they look amazing now.
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AllAmericanAmy
we'd love to see the final picture! PS: Thanks for the info :)
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Interior Affairs -- Vickie Daeley
Yep! They are too high...sconces should be about 60" -65" from the floor.
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Wow Great Place
Um....folks...this post is 18 months old, long since solved....
1 Like   October 14, 2014 at 5:00AM
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hyehouse
Yes it's been more than a year since the remodel but here's the final outcome! Thanks ladies for your comments and advice!!
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Genevieve
Stunning !
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