Ekby Valter

Published on March 6th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ekby Valter lamp

Materials: IKEA EKBY VALTER bracket, IKEA HEMMA cord, set drill. screws, plug connector

Description: Only one hole needs to be drilled, all other holes are already on the shelf bracket. Basically thread the cord, and connect the plug connector so you can plug it in the socket. And find a place where you can enjoy it. I love our lamp!

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~ Petra, Budapest

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Ekby Valter lamp

  1. Dan says:

    Awesome I love this idea. I’ve just bought two amazing shades from individual sellers here http://tworedtrees.co.uk/for-the-home

    They’d look great on this.

    • Petra says:

      Yep, these are made with textile cable. Much nicer and more flexible, but they are also 4-8 times more expensive than mine was. Especially considering the fact that I bought the HEMMA cord when Ikea was selling the coloured ones out, and it was 200 Forints, which is less than a dollar:)I love Tilka! But I also adore my lamp, that cost me less then 5 dollars overall:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    have done the same thing with an old ikea flowerlamp ower a flower i have in a dark corner.
    But i put a little more effort into mine i at least painted the bracket white ;)

    • Petra says:

      It is a matter of preference, not effort:) I did’t want it white. But frankly, I do love the fact that I have a great looking lamp which was done in 10 minutes.

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