Intro: Ikea Hack: City Light
This cute lamp brightens up your day!
Step 1: Materials
I used the FADO Table Lamp from IKEA. Of course, any lamp or light bulb from plain glass would work just fine.
First I bought the Sharpie China Marker, as it stated it would write on glass. That might be, but not on this one.
(btw, it does write and erase very well on plates and mugs)
Then I found the opaque paint marker from DecoColor, it works perfect! You probably want to buy the extra fine one, as the fine one is already pretty thick. And they come in many colors!
I tried to find a marker from the brand Poska, they would be ideal as well. Not sure if they sell this in the USA though.
So, you need:
- 1 Fado table lamp
- 1 opaque paint DecoColor marker
Step 2: Use Your Imagination!
Go ahead and pimp your lamp! Honestly, I used Pinterest to boost my creativity. If you want to write on your lamp, on creativemarket.com you find all the fonts you can think of.
It is hard to erase the ink. But a damp cloth can help to get rid of tiny mistakes. Oh, and just so you know, the ink takes little time to dry. Be sure not to wipe out wet ink.
Step 3: Side Note If You Like to Copy the Pattern
For Psisolak, Bubble739 and maybe you who want to copy the pattern:
I just drew directly on the lamp, I don't have a template... But here might be a solution:
- Print the panoramic photo, or any drawing you like. Make sure you have a 360 degrees image.
Or just choose 1 picture and repeat the pattern (looks aways nice). Or draw just 1 image. All fine!
- Use tape to fix the photo on the inside of the light bulb
- Gently press the paper to the side, so that the drawing becomes more clear
Or I would be happy to draw one for you and mail it.
Good luck & have fun!
MathijsWester made it!