Description: I stumbled on this website a few weeks ago, and decided I had to do one. I’ve seen some very creative ideas, as well as some not-so-much, but I admire everyone for trying.
Perhaps I’ll do something else on a grander scale, but for my first hack I just wanted to do something cheap and easy.
Get an Ordning caddy for 2.99 and a Hemma table lamp base for $5.
Now grab yourself a plastic folder (mine was mostly clear, just to diffuse the light.) $0.50 at Big Lots. You can use colored if you want for a different look. Cut it just wide enough to line the inside of the Ordning and it will slide under the lip. Otherwise you could use glue to secure it I suppose.
Use the collar from the hemma lamp base and trace a circle onto the bottom of the Ordning. I used a Dremmel tool to cut out and sand the hole.
I think it turned out pretty decent, also makes some nice light patterns on the wall. Not bad for $8.49 plus tax. Thought about making it a hanging light as well, maybe a couple over the counter in the kitchen…
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.