IKEA Hack: Turn a Basic Lamp into a Fun and Unique Mushroom Lamp!

Are you tired of boring and generic lighting fixtures in your home? Do you want to add a touch of whimsy and fun to your space with a DIY project? Look no further than the IKEA Hack Mushroom Lamp!

Materials Needed:

  • IKEA VÄTE Table Lamp
  • Large white beach ball
  • 1-2 cans of white spray paint
  • 1 can of yellow spray paint
  • 1 can of metallic silver spray paint
  • Newspaper or drop cloth
  • Sharpie marker
  • Box cutter or X-Acto knife

Step 1: Prepare Your Beach Ball

Blow up your beach ball and tie it off. Use your Sharpie marker to draw the outline of mushroom cap and stem. Use the box cutter or X-Acto knife to carefully cut along the outline, removing the excess plastic.

Step 2: Painting

Lay out your newspaper or drop cloth in a well-ventilated area. Spray the mushroom cap with white paint, focusing on the top and slight edge around the perimeter. Allow it to dry completely. Once dry, use your metallic silver spray paint to create the spots on the mushroom cap, using the Sharpie marker as a guide. Allow it to dry completely.

For the stem, use the yellow spray paint to give it a bright and cheerful color. Allow it to dry completely.

Step 3: Prepare the Lamp

Disassemble your IKEA VÄTE table lamp. Paint the base and any exposed metal parts with metallic silver spray paint. Allow it to dry completely.

Step 4: Assembly

Carefully slide the mushroom cap onto the top of the lampshade frame, securing it in place with the clamps that come with the lamp. Reassemble the lamp base with the mushroom stem securely screwed onto the top.

Final Results

Voila! You now have a fun and unique mushroom lamp that will surely make a statement in any room. It’s not only a functional lighting fixture, but also a piece of art!

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