DIY Table Lamp

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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…

DIY Table Lamp

 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.

Cardboard box and paper lampshade

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!

DIY Lampshade

And there it is. My no-cost, matching to our gallery wall , table lamp.

Table Lamp With A DIY Lampshade
Black And Gray Table Lamp

DIY Lampshade

And here it is by night…

DIY Lampshade 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!

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  • Reply
    March 2, 2015 at 23:06

    You did a great job on this DIY! Thanks so much for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you stop by to link up with us again this week. Remember the party starts tonight at 10pm!
    Christie ~ Sparkles of Sunshine

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      March 3, 2015 at 23:10

      Thanks for hosting!

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    Michelle James
    February 26, 2015 at 21:08

    I am looking for lamps so I had to check this out. I am in love with it and am pinning for later. It is one of the top favorites so far. Thanks.

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      February 26, 2015 at 23:22

      I am so glad for this! I’d love to see what you make!

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    Iris mama goes vintage
    February 24, 2015 at 11:25

    Wowww!!! Κανονική μεταμόρφωση!!! Έγινε πολύ σικ!!!!

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      February 24, 2015 at 14:21

      Χαίρομαι που το λέει αυτό μία συνάδερφος που είναι κ η ίδια σικ!

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    Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
    February 23, 2015 at 22:31

    What an awesome DIY project. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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      February 23, 2015 at 22:56

      Thank you Lorelai!

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    February 20, 2015 at 10:41

    What an amazing project, fantastic how you created such a beautiful lamp!
    greetings, Vanessa

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      February 20, 2015 at 13:37

      Thank you Vanessa! Have a beautiful weekend!

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