Reviving this old thread!!
I have a VERY SIMILAR issue to this original post -- without the problems of running the wires -- so, I was very hopeful at reading the first reply, affirming that this configuration IS possible.
I'm in a condo -- there is a switch near my couch that controls the bottom outlet of TWO receptacles on the opposite wall and I want to install a sconce above EACH outlet and have BOTH controlled by the switch. (Once that is accomplished, I will not care whether the outlet is controlled by the switch -- actually, I might prefer that it be hot all the time.)
I've actually already installed and run the wiring for one, but I can't figure out how to configure all the connections at the receptacle to make it work correctly. The outlets work properly but the new light is either (a) always hot or (b) always dead -- I can't seem to get it connected to the switch.
Does anyone here know how I should make all these connections properly?