Lighting lampshade

Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Custom Lampshade

Materials: LÖBBO shade & SAMTID lamp

Description: I loved the simple diffused light the SAMTID lamp & shade shed. But I’m a designer and I wanted it to have more personality.

1. Using InDesign, planned out the shapes I wanted on the shade.

2. Printed out the design and using double stick tape adhered it to the shade. Since there is a protective film on the shade it’s not harmed.

3. I cut the diamond shapes almost all the way from point to point, leaving about 1/16th top and bottom. Changing out the blade for a fresh sharp one made it a lot easier.

4. Once the all the cuts were made I peeled off my printed template and the protective film.

5. Assembled the shade and the lamp and had one original shade, made/altered by hand.

Plus: I thought about cutting the diamond completely out and put a nice thin fabric or paper inside but started here. So many options to play with.

~ Debbie, Philadelphia

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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".

4 Responses to Custom Lampshade

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame not to have mentioned stellavie..

    The worst case: ikea will start manufacturing similar shades.

  2. beaded door curtain says:

    I like this blog very much.Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

  3. stellavie / sh says:

    Pretty cool – though quite possible inspired (?) by a design we have been selling for quite some time ;)

    We like it though, of course!

    Best, stellavie

  4. Anonymous says:

    beautiful and inspiring :)

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