Every time we are at a trade show or expo we get a million questions & compliments on our hanging lamps that I created years ago. 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.
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.