I made a moon lamp from the IKEA FADO which is about 10 inches in diameter. It’s a large, impressive moon lamp and more affordable than those of the same size sold online. Not only that, the globe is made out of glass vs. the usual ones in plastic.
2. Put a small amount of grey acrylic paint onto a folded up paper towel.
3. Apply the paint very thinly to the inside of the lamp shade by dabbing and rubbing to create some darker spots and some lighter spots until you have peppered the entire internal surface with some degree of paint.
4. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes.
5. Re-insert the bulb and observe the results.
If you use a Philips Hue or other colour changing bulb, try different shades of yellow, red and blue to create the full realistic effect in your DIY moon lamp.
~ by Leon Maughan
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#1 A FADO Kitty lamp that doesn’t say hello
Make this cute kitty lamp out of polymer clay, a black pen and a steady hand. Add a touch of white glitter for the cheeks, if you like. See the kitty FADO lamp.
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