It started as a black table lamp from IKEA, then it changed color and lamp shade and transformed. For the past few months the lamp was left without lampshade and got lost in the closet. But today is the day it’s revived! With a brand new lampshade, it’s taken its place next to our gallery wall. Ta da…
This lamp cost me nothing at all! I already had all the supplies i used. An old IKEA lamp, a small cardboard, aluminum foil and a piece of decorative paper which i used for one of the frames of the gallery wall.
I started by spray painting the lamp base. Black. What else? Because the paper i used was pretty thin, i painted the box gray, before gluing the paper on it.
My lampshade is pretty thick and dark, so i covered the inside with aluminum foil. That way the light is reflected on it and we have a bit more light. For securing the lampshade to the lamp i used a plastic frame from a PC fan. It was a perfect match!
And there it is. My no-cost, matching to our gallery wall , table lamp.
And here it is by night…
What do you think? It’s dark i know. But the men of the house ruined the Lampan lamp and the empty corner needed a lamp! Plus, it is as easy to create a custom lampshade as it is to destroy one, like my boys did!