Published on February 12th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


A dash of colour for the Samtid

Linda adds zest to the Samtid.

“I bought a Samtid lamp with a white shade that didn’t looked good in front of my white wall. So I decided to hack the lamp. The new shade is made of transparent polycarbonate 1mm thick. I made it a little bit bigger than the original. I fixed the shade with bolts and nuts. For the colour effect I bought felt, added buttons and wrapped it around the shade. I made some more felt wraps in different colours to change! That’s it, very easy and fast hack!”

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Jules IKEAHacker

"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 A dash of colour for the Samtid

  1. DJinny says:

    Nice! It’s also easy to make different ones and changing them with the decor or mood!
    Cool idea!

  2. Genius and so creative. Stand back kiss yourself.
    I am a bit of a lighting freak and this is one of the best hacks or diy I’ve seen Thank you

  3. Anonymous says:

    love it!

  4. spa party says:

    Creative, unique and a masterpiece! Nice dude!

  5. Crochet says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I have a Samtid and the supposedly unbreakable lampshade chipped, so I need to make a new one. This is really brilliant. Done so well too!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this idea. I have also seen my ‘unbreakable’ Samtid lamp shade start cracking all over.

    I called Ikea for a replacement shade but they don’t sell them. Seems like a wasteful position given the poor quality of the shade.

    So I’ve been looking for a ‘hack’ ;-) This one has given me an idea! Thanks heaps

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