Lighting nightlight

Published on July 27th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Regolit night light

Materials: Regolit

Description: On the smaller Regolit lamp shade, the 11-inch one, I wanted to make it into a night light but having it as a white shade filtered out too much light. I wanted a BOJA effect to it so I painted it with Acrylic Black paint. And then punched some holes on them in a pattern. I have a friend who is so mathematically precise with a pen. I then took a old night light base and placed it inside. The patterns look really nice against a white wall.

~ Glenn

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8 Responses to Ikea Regolit night light

  1. Anonymous says:

    I see. I thought those were Expedit shelves. Very nice set up. Thanks Glenn.

  2. Anonymous says:

    from Glenn:

    I got those shelves are from Target, not IKEA. ^_^

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very nice. Plus I wanted to make shelves similar to yours, next to my bed as well. Can anyone tell me the name of the shelf? Thanks.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cool idea.

  5. Jennifer says:

    this is awesome! so simple (in idea – i’m sure punching all those holes is not simple in execution)… but the effect is very dramatic.

  6. Fenway says:

    I love the wall you created using those cubes and baskets. Did you get those from IKEA too? I have been looking for a low nightstand with a drawer but this could do the trick too!

  7. DJinny says:

    Wow! your friend really does have a mathematically precise skill!!!! if i were to to that, i would probably lose a night, lose my temper outta frustration and end up buying the actual Boja!!!
    But good for you you had the perfect artist to do the job!

  8. Very cool nightlight. But this I know – were I to plug it into the room of my grandson, he’d “freak out” during the night. Actually, I’d rather use it as a regular light (accent light) during the day.

    - David

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