This hack is for the folks who don’t like reading the IKEA instructions and don’t need to read instructions. We made a pair of bedside hanging wall lamp from the KRUSNING paper pendant light.
They took a while to do, but worth it.
Materials for hanging wall lamp:
- KRUSNING lamp shade for each side table
- KRUSNING lamp shade x 2 for the ceiling light
- HEMMA Cord set, white x 2
- SEKOND Cord set, white textile
- EKBY VALTER Bracket, x 4
- 2 IKEA plastic plants in vase
- Wall fixings
You’ll need some tools to do this! Electrical tools, wood tools and a bit of creativity.
We doubled up the ceiling lamp with 2 KRUSNING shades to make it a little fluffier in appearance.
As for the hanging wall lamp, we used a pair of EKBY VALTER brackets. Together, the brackets are wide enough to hold the lamp socket. First, we drilled holes on the brackets for where the wires should go. Then, we used a hole saw to cut out the hole for the lamp socket. Then, screwed the bracket to the wall using the appropriate wall fixings.
The side table lights looks light the shades could be flowers extending from the plants on the table.
Done properly. You should not see the brackets.
Don’t try this hack unless you can use a drill, wire an electrical socket, and screw a screw into the wall. Painting the bracket also required.
Please Note: That we found it tough to match the left side table shade to the right side table shade and ended up going through a few shades before getting it right. Luckily, IKEA had them at 50%.
Voilà! Our bedside hanging wall lamp with a touch of whimsy.
~ by Stu
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#1 KRUSNING paper flower decor
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#2 KRUSNING in watercolour
I’ve had this IKEA 17-inch KRUSNING floating around my room for nearly a year just waiting for me to decorate it. Finally, it’s done. See the paper pendant light in watercolour here.