Out of IKEA’s $12.99 lamp, a contemporary chandelier

Our version of a contemporary chandelier, as inspired by the Dear Ingo Chandelier. It absolutely eye catching and works amazingly in our loft studio.

contemporary chandelier IKEA hack

  • TERTIAL Work Light

Contemporary Chandelier – the hack in brief:

– Weld Armature.
– Spray paint shades.
– Mount armature to ceiling.
– Attach work lights.
– Solder wires together.
– Enjoy!

contemporary chandelier IKEA hack

contemporary chandelier IKEA hack

contemporary chandelier IKEA hack

~ Jay Dokken, Seattle, Washington, USA

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