Great alternative when you don't want a table and a lamp.
Step 1: Find a Door & Clean/paint It
Any door will do as long as it fits the space where you need a light. This was a gift for my friend who needed a bed side lamp, but had no room for a table because of a bi-fold closet door. This one needed a paint job.
Step 2: Drill Hole
Find center of door and drill a hole. Just big enough to get the cord threw. The plug DOES NOT come threw this hole
Step 3: Pull Cord Threw
Pull lead end of wire (what you will wire to the socket/wall sconce) from the back of the door & threw the hole you drilled. This leaves the plug end of the cord behind the door.
Step 4: Wire the Light
Wire your socket/ wall light fixture correctly. Its better to use a pull chain or keyed type light fixture for easy on/off feature.
Step 5: Mount Fixture to Door
Mount fixture to door, just as you would if it was going on a wall.
Step 6: Light It Up!
Add bulb ( I used a vintage type) and lamp shade (if desired). Plug in to wall outlet and lean on an even surface. Enjoy!