Lighting Melodi+Inner-792126

Published on March 25th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Melodi for the birds

Materials: Melodi Lamp, shape print out, stencil sheets, stencil knife, thin brush, acrylic paint, tape

Description: When I bought this lamp, I already knew it was in for some changes. I didn’t know exactly what I’d be doing, but then a light bulb went off (pun intended): stenciling!

I found the images that I wanted online, adjusted the sizes and printed them. The next step was to cut out stencils from the printed shapes. Using the inside of the stencil cut out, I used painter’s tape to secure the shapes to the inside of the lamp. I then used acrylic paint and a thin brush to paint in the outline.

~ Santa Martin

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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".

6 Responses to Melodi for the birds

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! I’ve just clicked on your name and realized that you have a blog ;) “homestilo”. thanks for all the inspiration

  2. Pacific NW Blogfan says:

    Looks great and unique, nice job.

  3. StrangeRover says:

    Yay! Put a bird on it and it’s art!

  4. Elsa says:

    love this! I wonder if you could do etching on it?

  5. santa martin says:

    lol- I promise I hadn’t seen the skit! (just watched it) Hilarious… I still love my bird lamp :-)

  6. Wolfgame says:

    While this is an interesting hack, and I could see myself doing something similar in my new apartment that I’m moving in to this weekend (after a quick trip to ikea with the new roommie), as soon as I started reading it, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Portlandia skit “Put a bird on it!”.

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