Vintage fish images by Louis Renard print out (available for free from the blog)
This is a very quick and simple IKEA hack and is easily reversible if you fancy a change.
The illuminated tube of the floor lamp really highlight the beautiful bright colours and patterns of the fish. I love the fantasy aquarium effect the lamp gives.
The hack is very simple. The VIDJA floor lamp is put together using the instructions that come with it. With the one exception, each of the three shades is covered with a sheet of fish illustrations.
These illustrations are free to download on the blog. All you need to do is to get your local print shop to print them out for you. I just use double sided sticky tape to cover the shades with the fishes aquarium print.
IKEA actual sell a blue bulb for this floor lamp so this might be fun to try out with the aquarium lamp.
See more of the vintage aquarium lamp hack on my blog.
~ by Claire Armstrong
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