Every time we are at a trade show or expo we get a million questions & compliments on our hanging lamps. I figured it was time to do a little Ikea Hack for them.
Materials: Orgel Pendant Ikea Lamp, Hambly Overlays, (or 9" x 9.25" sheets of translucent patterned vellums)
Description: These hanging lamps come with cream colored paper lanterns. We wanted to make them more appealing by using a variety of patterned overlays.
Here's what the lamp looks like right out of the box.
After assembling the lamp, we cut a bunch of overlays to 9" x 9.25" For this lamp we used the Brocade overlays in different colors. The overlays are perfect- since they are clear they let a lot of light through.
Mini glue dots or glue lines are a great way to adhere them to the lamp. You can hide the glue under the printed design. We put glue on all 4 corners of the overlays. Just repeat this until all the sides are covered.
Here's what the final lamp looks like.
As you can see we like to change it up with different designs. Here's a few more pics with different shades we have used. I love how the Old Lace design looks.
This is a fun & easy way to make custom shades. (and if you like to change your decor, like i always do- you can easily try new colors & designs) The overlays work the best, but a light colored paper or vellum also works.