i really like how this mood lighting hack turned out. louise ingeniously used a place mat to create a textured casing for the grono lamp. lovely!
she says, “my partner and i live in shanghai and, while we wanted some nice mood lighting for our apartment, we didn’t want to break the bank, as we’ll be leaving this city eventually and won’t be able to take all our furniture with us.
the solution was a grono lamp and a sorti palm leaf place mat. i used a heavy duty cotton thread to sew the place mat together to make a tube length-ways, and then just slipped it over the lamp. it fits like a glove, doesn’t heat up and adds a little height to the lamp, so you don’t even see the white glass when you look at it from eye level.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.