She says, “I bought a pair of curtains at Ikea, a couple of month. I just fell in love with the pattern. So I had the idea to make a pendant Lamp to match with it. It was very simple, the Regolit paper shade has this handmade irregular structure line that reminded me of the lines of the curtain pattern, so I painted dots of different sizes and colors just as on the fabric pattern. Watercolor painting is perfect for this kind of translucent paper. In the end, it looks a bit like a constellation on my bedroom ceiling as well as providing a lovely soft light.”
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.