Published on June 3rd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Saralisa lights up

Materials: Saralisa fabric, Orgel Table Lamp minus the lampshade, 4 pieces of light weight wood strips for the frame, staple gun

1. Saralisa Fabric, 2 yards x 3.5 yards needed
2. Lightweight Wooden frame, 2 pieces 74 inches, 2 pieces 48 inches
3. Nail together the four pieces of wooden frame with 2 finishing nails per corner
4. Stretch Ikea Saralisa fabric very tightly over the wooden frame, the tighter you stretch it, the more the sides will bend in, giving it a really appealing hourglass-like shape, if you would rather have the traditional rectangle shape, then stretch the fabric less
5. Staple gun the fabric at least every few inches onto the wooden frame, folding in the corners.
6. Trim the fabric in the back as needed
7. Stand against wall, put an Orgel table lamp without lampshade behind it and turn it on!
8. Enjoy :)

~ Sisi

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5 Responses to Saralisa lights up

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love it! Perfect for a softer light that’s not so direct / distracting. Looks great too, of course. And when you get sick of it, just change the fabric! ;-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think you should be able to move if flush with the wall if you switch from the lamp to some LED strips. These generally don’t generate much heat so you should be able to get away with that (obviously test by running the LED’s for awhile to ensure they don’t get too hot after prolonged use). In addition, while you’re making the frame, if you place a support beam across the frame you should be able to prevent the frame from flexing in when you tighten the fabric.

    PS: Cool idea… I will try this out :)

  3. Belvedere says:

    is there anyway to do this so it stands/sits flush against the wall rather than looking like its standing against the wall?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It is about 6 inches away from the light- well enough distance from being a fire hazard, but at the same time I would not keep it for 7 days straight ;)

  5. Anonymous says:

    How much space between the fabric and light bulb? Just wondering how hot the light gets and whether this poses a fire hazard to the fabric.

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