Since the lamp as it is just screams ‘turn me into a death star’ thats what I did!
With some help from some sticky tape, a picture of the death star, a scalpel and some grey plastic paint it was pretty easy to do.
First I masked the parts of the lamp that I wanted to keep white. This took some time and a lot of patience. Especially the laser part was tricky. I drew the pattern on a big piece of tape and cut it out using a scalpel, then applied it carefully to the lamp.
The next part was easy, just paint it over twice to get a good cover. Some of the paint found its way underneath the tape but that only added to the rough death star look. After all, the death star is from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Last, I removed the tape and admired the result, making sure that it looked good as exploded as well. The fact that I chose the orange lamp added to the explosion look.
Must say I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
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.