Published on November 28th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Skewered Ikea Lamp Shade

Materials: Possibly Ollsta. Not sure because I got it on clearance.

I found a floor lamp and what seems to be an Ollsta style lamp shade for 10 bucks in the Ikea Clearance section. SCORE! The problem was that it literally gave off no light….

My husband and I quickly remedied that problem by cutting slits horizontally and weaving in BBQ skewers. Let there be light! The end!

See more of the skewered lamp shade.

~ Andrea and ClIff Currie, Sunny San Diego California

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2 Responses to Skewered Ikea Lamp Shade

  1. Anonymous says:

    The problem was just that the lampshade was upside down.

    Heres the link to the lamp shade. I just bought this one this weekend and the light comes through the little blocks on the bottom.

  2. Anonymous says:

    VERY cool .. plus a happy ending… MUCH better than you guys blaming each other over whose decision it was to buy a lamp that gave off no light just ’cause it was on sale … and one of you flinging it in the trash … I’m afraid that’s the scene my hubby and I might have played out :(

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