Published on February 11th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Measuring Light

Materials: Lindmon venetian blinds, Ikea measuring tape

Description: I love going to the as-is section to find things I can use for school projects and I picked up some Lindmon venetian blinds to use as title blocks for a presentation. They didn’t work out the way I wanted them to and put them aside. Finding them one night gave me the idea to make a frame out of them, which turned into this cute light.

I first cut off all the strings to remove the slats, layered them and glued them down. before i placed the last layer of slats, I made a basket weave of the Ikea measuring tapes and finished it off with the final layer. A small light fiture with a 15W bulb was placed in the back. After turning on the light you can see the print from the other side of the measuring tape right through.

Bright idea!

~ Nnolika, 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".

3 Responses to Measuring Light

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s beautiful Nono! Just like you!

  2. David Atman says:

    Cute and artsy! Very creative use of an otherwise throwaway item. I love this site, keep it up!

  3. Anonymous says:

    An otherwisw neglected project became a phenomenon…excellent idea!


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