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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?
February 1, 2013 at 1:50PM   
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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!
February 1, 2013 at 1:54PM   
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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.
February 1, 2013 at 2:04PM   
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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!
February 1, 2013 at 2:06PM   
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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!!
February 1, 2013 at 2:11PM   
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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??
February 1, 2013 at 2:39PM   
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hyehouse
I do have quite a bit leftover! Thanks so much for the advice!
February 1, 2013 at 2:42PM     
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