Published on October 5th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Lampan lamp as tulip-shaped speaker stand

2 Lampan lamps $1, one 16 oz tub of lightweight spackling $9

Description: I had been looking forever for a vase or some sort of tulip-shaped base to elevate my shelf speakers and give them a mod look, and it didn’t have to be white, because I could paint whatever I found.

When I walked into Ikea and saw the Lampan lamp base for $7.99, in white, I bought 2 and gave it a shot.


I cut the electrical cord off (because the central lamp parts are really glued in there and couldn’t be removed. I discarded the shades.

The plastic is really thin and flimsy and the speakers are heavy, so I filled the entire fluted sections with lightweight spackle.

Rested the bases on their sides for 2 days to dry out.

I then had some white rice paper remnants, so I used that to cover both ends of the base so the dry spackle doesn’t leave chalk marks on everything.

The result? Perfect mod speaker stands.

~ Polsia, Brooklyn, New York

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16 Responses to Lampan lamp as tulip-shaped speaker stand

  1. Anonymous says:

    So you paid 16$ or 1$ for the lamps? it’s confusing, otherwise I love the idea :)

  2. ohhhhhkidd says:

    What kind of television is that? I’ve been looking high and low for a white flat screen tv.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love it.
    I wish there were bigger lampan lamp bases.
    very cool!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Real Nice Speakers!

  5. Look nice!One of my friend tell me about this blog and i see is really good….

  6. Michel says:

    Good taste and nice selection.Can you please tell me about the quality and capacity of the speakers and woofers with prices ? Thanks in advance.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Waaay cool!

  8. Nekko Lovely says:

    I am loooooving this whole set up! Bravo

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks Great! So simple, yet looks so cool.

  10. foggue says:

    well done; it´s great!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice! What kind of speakers are those?

  12. Caterina says:

    Great idea! In fact, the whole setup looks fantastic. It’s a shame Ikea discontinued the Lack bookcases – especially the wide one looked so much better than the Expedit shelves.

  13. Great looking Lampan lamp as tulip-shaped speaker stand,.Really nice,.

  14. panda says:

    I use that discontinued Lack bookcase the same way! Except that I removed the middle shelf.

  15. Sondre says:

    Looks great!

    Jochem: Acctually, it’s from the Lack series. Unfortunately, I think it’s discontinued.

  16. Jochem says:

    Nice hack! I’m gonna look into this one as well.

    Something off topic and quite silly: what’s the table called your speakers and TV are on? Looks something from the Expedit series, but would love to know the actual name.

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