Published on September 27th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Borrby Lantern lamp from Grono Disaster

Materials: Borrby Lantern, Grono lamp parts

Description: After my dog broke my Grono table lamp, I wanted to get creative and salvage the lamp base. I took a Borrby lantern I had on hand and with a few minor alterations turned it into a great new lamp! Using a 1 1/4″ hole saw bit, I drilled through the bottom to pop in the base. Tin snips clipped out a section of the base lip for the cord to slide through (so the lamp would sit flat) and a little frosted glass spray on the panes softened the harsh light. In less than 10 minutes, I had a new, awesome lamp! This could also be done with the cord kit from IKEA, or from a thrift/dollar store lamp with salvaged parts.

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~ Brooke, Lake Jackson, Texas

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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".

2 Responses to Borrby Lantern lamp from Grono Disaster

  1. Jenn says:

    Looks great! Good job :)

  2. Nate says:

    Wow! Simple and elegant. I want one! The frosted glass was brilliant. I think that could be a business for you.

    Thanks for sharing

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