Trying out Nesting with Grace’s light trick…No hardwiring required!

No Hardwire needed

What do you do when you fall in love with beautiful brass light fixtures but don’t want to pay an electrition to hardwire them in? You try out Nesting With Grace’s famous light trick!

I’ve been following Nesting with Grace for years and she never ceases to amaze me with all her beautiful hacks and styling. This one is just pure genius!

The mechanics behind this trick are basically to gorilla glue the back of a battery-operated puck light to a PVC part that then screws into the light fixture. You can read her post here.

Step one: Pick up supplies

Seems like a pretty straight forward DIY… I’m going to give it a go. My first stop was the Home Depot to pick up the 3/4″ diameter PVC adapter and the gorilla glue (everything will be linked at the bottom). Fortunately, I already have a pack of Puck lights from a project I did a while back on my daughter’s closet so I didn’t need to pick any of those up. But they are reasonably inexpensive from Amazon if you need to buy them. Oh and don’t forget the batteries! I like to use rechargeable batteries, but they can be pricey. If not, regular batteries it is. By the way, Home Depot will recycle dead batteries if you bring them in.

gorilla glue and PVC fitting

Step two: Get to gluing

The good thing about puck lights is that the back detaches from the actual light so you’re only gluing the PVC adapter to the back itself. This will make it easy to change the batteries when needed! To start, I glued a small ring around the PVC adapter and attached it to the back of the puck light. The drying time was only 20 minutes! But keep in mind, full cure time is 24 hours.

pvc fitting on puck light

Step three: Assemble

After the glue has dried, reassemble the puck light by attaching the front and back together. Then twist the PVC part of the contraption into your light fixture where the light bulb would go. Then, simply push down on the puck light and watch the magic happen! Let there be light! My puck light pack came with a remote so I don’t even have to manually turn them on and off while I’m laying in bed!

pvc pipe glued to a puck light

Oh and P.S. – My light fixtures are on sale right now! Check them out here!

black buffalo check pillows

rust colored bedding on large bed

buffalo check, gray upholstered bed, beam ceiling, brass lights

All in all, I would say this project was a huge success! What a genius solution to hardwiring issues. I Would 100% do this project again.

Here are all of my supplies!

As always pals, Thanks for reading along!

Much Love,

Kori ~From the Farmhouse Life

I'm Kori

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