Bedroom Samtid001_1

Published on June 29th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


sexy samtid bedside lamp

another hack from adam who a little while back sent in the benjamin laptop stand. this time it’s a samtid lamp shade pimp.

“i love the samtid as it, but it’s very bright for a bedside lamp. i found a sheet of self adhesive walnut laminate from a woodworking store that was only $15. i trimmed the veneer down to the approximate size, peeled off the backing, and stuck the samtid shade down.


the plastic shade makes a sturdy base for the laminate – press firmly and make sure it sticks. i used a hole punch to cut the holes out for the frame.


once the shade is assembled as normal i put two coats of shellac onto it, let it dry, and presto! a sexy modern lampshade.


tip: you could also do this hack with some sticky vinyl cutouts similar to lilybee’s table hack.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to sexy samtid bedside lamp

  1. Fred Alan says:

    I’d like to know about the platform bed as well!
    Nice hack too.

  2. Judy says:

    Quick question – where’s the platform bed from? Is that a hack too?

  3. adam says:

    I think I do know who you are :) Altho there were so many people at that company with two toned hair! Oh yeah, my new job is at that three letter place where we saw the movies that rhyme with “dreams” ;)

    As for the dimmer, I hadnt even thought of that. Oh well… I love hands on stuff :)

  4. Johnny says:

    Yeah, I put a dimmer light bulb in a lamp once and the shade did start looking an awful lot like it was walnut…no, seriously.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great Idea :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    what a waste of time, effort, and materials. all you had to do was buy a dimmer lightbulb!

  7. Anonymous says:

    p.s. (ha!) Love the shade…and I have the same IKEA pillow on my couch!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wait a minute: Eames chair, clever hacking ideas, slightly smart-alecky comments…Adam, I think perhaps you and I used to work for the same company (who shall remain nameless, but whose two-word name starts with P). Do you know a girl with two-toned hair who also loves furniture? :)

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