Materials: Old lamp. Pliers. Bulb fitting. Patience.
Description: I had an old bedside lamp that I bought from a store in Cape Town called LIM. It was fairly expensive and very designer. The only problem was the lampshade kept melting when I used high wattage bulbs. So I was always on the search of a more robust shade. Made from metal.
I walked into Ikea recently and they have a new range called HEKTAR.
The moment I saw the smallest (clamp style-bedside) version, I knew it was worthy of a hack!
Bought it today. Took it apart (had to break the plastic bulb fitting-hence the replacement) but once I had just the metal shade, I attached it to the existing lamp frame and fastened it with the new fitting. Connected the wires. Screwed in the bulb.
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.