In the dining room I have a dark zone.. as in no light, no light fixtures. I solved the problem by first spray painting two cheap wall sconces I found at the thrift store with Rustoleum Hammered 7218830 - Dark Bronze spray paint to match my dining room light fixture, then mounting them onto to "decopage" boards, that I took a router to to make a ridge for a lamp fixture cord to run down so I could simply plug them in like a lamp. I simply wired them as a lamp and ran the cords to an outlet that has a switch. Works great and no more dark zone!
This blog post is linked to: trash to treasure Tuesdays at "Reinvented blog";