Lack lightswitches

Published on September 29th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Lack hiding light switches

Materials: Lack side table

Description: In our hall the lights switch was ugly, big and 8 cm thick, so I spent a lot of time thinking about a solution to cover that area and make it decorative at the same time.

I bought a Lack side table, I cut out a square at the back and I placed two hooks on the wall to be able to hang it.

I used some acrylic paint and just move my hands (with globes) to make some lines mixing the colors.

And this is the result.

~ Miriam, Spain

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10 Responses to Lack hiding light switches

  1. Anonymous says:

    You can create this for the ugly radiator too. ;-)

  2. Danny says:

    Great idea, but how do you turn the lights on and off?

  3. Nice idea!
    @Danny: this is not a light switch with which you turn the lights on/off several times a day, this looks like the fusebox and the RCD to me. So unless a fuse or the RCD goes you don’t need to look behind this “picture”.

  4. Folkeracho says:

    Nice work!

    btw: I kinda like the radiator, because its so small…somehow industrial and cute at the same time..

  5. Anonymous says:

    You are a genius! Very cool hack!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dude, what is up with the anorexic radiator?
    -Peter from Bavaria

  7. Bricolando says:

    Great idea… I had an old flush in my bath room (built inside the wall) and the ugly weel is still there. This is a great idea to cover it. Thank you so much.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It is very creative indeed!

    @peter, why do you point other than the hack? Very gossip

  9. Anonymous says:

    Do something with the radiator to!
    It’s not pretty!

  10. Cin~ says:

    Very nice. I live in an old home with ugly radiators to, but that is cute in a weird way.

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