Hook up sconces without an electrician. Using a low-voltage FlatWire system, you can plug a transformer into a standard wall outlet and simply connect paintable, paper-thin wiring to the sconces. Cost:
From $199 for a two-sconce kit at FlatWire
or more for a master electrician to do the work at about $65 an hour.Bonus:
No poking holes in walls or fishing electrical wires.