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Published on January 24th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


The romantic Holmö

Materials: Holmö floor lamp, two types of fabric and my sewing machine

Description: I had a broken Holmö floor lamp from Ikea, the paper was torn by the kids playing and was looking awful ind my living room. I had spent months looking for at new lamp in a different design (WITHOUT paper) but simply couldn’t find one matching my furniture and style like the model of this one.

I do a lot of DIY projects in my home and use my sewing machine on a regular basis so I figured out it should be possible to recreate the shade somehow. So out in the fabric store I found myself some grey cotton and some beautiful grey lace. I went home, tore the broken paper of the two round metal pieces that were supporting the shade in top and bottom.

Measured out the fabrics and cut the two different fabrics in the same size.
Then I made a seam down the body of the shade and sewed the round metal pieces into the shade in the top and bottom.

Installed the shade back on the lamp, took a grey satin band and tied it around the top, finished it with a bow, and voila, the most beautiful lamp I have ever had :) (the picture is unfortunately not shown with its satinband and bow, it makes a big difference)

~ Charlotte Mølgaard, Aarhus, Denmark

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to The romantic Holmö

  1. elle says:

    Hi there…I’m not so great at sewing so having a hard time imagining how you sewed the top and bottom round metal pieces into the fabric. Any details would be appreciated :)

    I have been hanging on to two of these frames for years and would love to finally put them to use with a nice new shade. Thanks in advance.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been looking on some other websites and they’ve added a tracing sheet under the cotton. They say it prevents burning the fabric and also spreads the light more evenly.

  3. Anonymous says:

    When I was a kid, I made forts to hide under, all around my room by connecting tee shirts and blankets. The tee’s caught on fire from a lamp that I was using inside the fort…It was about a foot below the shirts/blankets.

    So I’m almost positive the day will come when this sucker gets a giant hole burned in it. But lightbulbs have come along way since I was a kid, so maybe it’ll be a lot safer. Good luck!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I too have been thinking of doing this same hack once we finish our lounge. is it true cotton is not appropriate as it burns easy? I like the lace effect, and the colour

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Beautiful fabric choice– looks very classy:)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful lampshade Charlotte! I’ve wondered about doing just what you’ve done as the paper doesn’t do much for me.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hope You are careful and the shade doesn’t catch on fire from the heat from the light bulb. Cotton can burn pretty easy.

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