Published on September 28th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Lighting change ups!

Materials: All Ikea parts changed to make more interesting

Description: Red Vases from the Valentines section I turned upside down and glued to the base of the plastic Ikea Lampan in red. These can’t come apart so use new bulbs as they have to last until the bulb burns. LOVED them hung them over my tub.

On the chandelier that was mine, I used the Ikea colourful glass bits for their chandeliers and put the candle drip holders under the bulb. Loved the effect! I had four matching chandeliers in my show room and this colourful version was my happiest!

On the Basisk lamp I cut holes in the shade and glued on doodles of wire and beads so the light came through on them.

On another Basisk lamp, I removed the shade and made my own out of wire and large aqua beads rough nuggets. Love it!

ANd on the Ikea tin chandelier – not sure if they have them still now, I removed all of their beads and hand wired aqua beads. It a cherished piece.

~ Gay Isber, Toronto

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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".

5 Responses to Lighting change ups!

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. evaone says:

    I really love them all they look so beautiful and elegant.

  3. gay isber says:

    I am a jeweler. Moving to Austin, Texas now. I have had a lot of fun in Canada. Time to take over and sparkle a new country!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Loving it, curious about what kind of showroom you have.

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