I do love large mirrors, moreover if I can afford them. So when ikea dropped the price of the Stave mirror I couldn’t resist buying one. Then, walking through the store, I saw the Ribba picture lighting on sale at 9.99€ and I though, would it fix on the mirror?
Well, of course not, but let’s give a try.
-The Stave frame it’s too big for the Ribba light gap (sigh)… But you could manage to put it at an angle that allows you to secure it with the drills that come with the light.
You can stop at this point if it is enough for you. However, I wanted a “built in” light on my mirror, so:
-Take off the switch at the top of the light (it is easily removable). Then join the wires of the leds to the wires of the power transformer (Attention: you must preserve the order of the wires, if not, the light won’t work)
-Perform a hole at the side of the frame to place a new switch. I bought one on banggood.com for 0.69€, and a month of shipment (second sigh).
-Now, there are two ways to end:
–First one is to install the switch after the power transformer, and then plug the transformer.
–Second one, which I chose, is to install the switch before the power transformer, so when the lights are off, this awful high-pitched whining sound that comes from the transformer, when it’s plugged, disappears. So, disassemble the plastic box of the power transformer and solder the correct wires to the transformer circuit (I can assure you, it is tremendously easy).
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.