We kind of liked the idea of the new IKEA chandelier under the STOCKHOLM range. But our hearts still yearned for that Russian space-satellite vibe.
So, we purchased the STOCKHOLM and performed a simple hack on it. We put the acrylic spokes in randomly rather than in the manner prescribed by the directions.
Magic. We love it. Take a look at the picture of the original Stockholm (below), as well as our faux “Sputnik-ified” version.
And here’s our version again.
~ by Caissie St.Onge
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