Published on January 29th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Darth Vader floor lamp and other stuff

Materials: TROGSTA Floor lamp, HEMMA Floor lamp base, solvent printed adhesive foil, acrylic laser cut elements

Description:I’ve two simple Ikea hacks.

First is a Darth Vader lamp. I use Trogsta floor lamp (around 10$) and solvent printed adhesive foil with gray glue for more dark effect. I stuck the foil on the shade and that’s all. 5 mins later I’ve got a brand new floor lamp.

Second one was little more complicated. This time I used the Hemma floor lamp base (around $12). I cut out 8. acrylic shapes with floral decals and 3. circles with cut flush. Rest was easy as ABC, just piece of my puzzles. Two circles (top and bottom) as base and rest just slide into cut out slot. Last one (black) added just for decor.

All prices are rounded to full cost because Ikea stuff was bought in Poland and I don’t know today exchange rates.

~ Przemek, Olsztyn, Warmia / Poland

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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".

6 Responses to Darth Vader floor lamp and other stuff

  1. Christian says:

    Very nice project(s)! :) Where did you found the Dart Vader image?

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello to all,

    i’ve been prepared vector shapes in CorelDraw and cuted with standalone laser cutter on transparent 3mm acrylic sheet.

    Solvent printed on commercial Roland printer. Of course you can find wide format printing services around you for meagre cost.

    Best Regards

  4. Anonymous says:

    how do you cut acrylic shapes? what do you use to cut? How thick is the acrylic? Thanks, great creativity you have there.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is solvent printed adhesive foil a commercial product?

    Can a home inkjet printer be used with any good results?

    Cool lamp!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    The designes are fabulous!

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