Published on March 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Skurar plant pots as lamp shades

Materials: 3 Skurar plant pots, old lamp, power drill

Description: One day coming home I spotted a lamp next to garbage containers. I saw potential in it so I brought it home to see if it actually functioned. It did, so I started thinking what to do with it.

The glass shades were broken and ugly so I needed to find something else to replace them.

I came across Skurar white metal flowerpots in Ikea and I realized that they’d make excellent shades for the lamp if turned upside down. They have a pretty lace pattern in them.

I drilled holes sized to match the lamp and attached them to the lamp.

This was very easy to do and looks great!

See more of the Skurar plant pot lamp shades.

~ Minni S., Finland

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13 Responses to Ikea Skurar plant pots as lamp shades

  1. Maree says:

    Are these safe? I’d be a bit worried they’d get too hot.

  2. Becky says:

    What do you use to keep the shade on when changing out a bulb? I’ve never done this before…also what do I need to drill a hold that size?

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  4. Ó says:

    it did :) i think i’ll try it, thanks so much

  5. Minni S. says:

    Thank you for all the kind comments! :)

    For Edina: This lamp provides quite a soft light because of the three light sources. The ceiling doesn’t get lit by this light but everything else in the room does. The lace pattern doesn’t cast any visible “patterned” shadow because the light source is so close to the lace pattern. :) Hope this answered your question!

  6. Ó says:

    I love your idea! :)
    What kind of light it provides? Will it be scattered or rather a spot-light? thanks, edina

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful hack!!

  8. Snappy says:

    Gorgeous! I want one, too!

  9. Laurel says:

    Beautiful — great idea!

  10. Birgit Kerr says:

    Great idea! Love how it turned out!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, well done!!

  12. Petra says:

    This is a really good idea. I like it very much.

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