The first was to get the LAUTERS lamp from IKEA. It was perfect as it had a disk in the middle where she could sit the camera.
To make that happen, she cut the brand new lamp in half with a hacksaw.
Next, she aged the look of the lamp with Rust-Oleum’s Kona wood stain. Before staining, she sanded everything with a fine grit sandpaper to remove the varnish. Then, distressed the wood and made some random scuff marks with nails and a hammer claw.
Attaching the camera to the lamp stand
Fortunately, there’s a hot shoe on the top of the camera. A hot shoe is an attachment point for a flash.
Kala drilled a hole into the bottom of the smaller lamp disk that was deep enough to fit the majority of the hot shoe bolt, then glued the bolt in place. Once the glue dried, she slid the bolt base into the hot shoe and tightened the nut to secure the top of the lamp to the camera.
At the bottom, she used an elevator bolt to feed into the tripod socket.