Golden Illumination ;-)




turn IKEA bowl into beautiful lamp.

Materials needed:

  • IKEA Angenäm bowl and
  • Hemma cord set

to build:

  • pencil
  • jigsaw
  • saw blade for metal
  • metal file
  • screw driver
  • light bulb

Step 1: Drill Hole

on bottom of bowl

  • place mounting ring from cord set in middle and
  • mark inner circle with pencil

Step 2: Cut Out Hole to Fit Cord Set

  • make multiple cuts from drilled hole to drawn line with jigsaw (use saw blade for metal) and
  • cut off fringes as good as possible,
  • smooth edges with metal file

Step 3: Insert Cord Set

  • install light bulb,
  • hang up lamp and
  • connect wiring
  • flip the switch and enjoy!

Step 4: Plenty of Alternatives ;-)

for this version I've used

  • IKEA Socker plant pot
  • Sekond cord set



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    3 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much for this. I'd seen the entry on IKEA Hackers and started my lamp last weekend, but ran into a snag already (how/whether to make the hole big, or cut the SEKOND cord & just thread it through). I can do what you said and have more options!

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    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your reply
    Very nice to hear it also worked out for you!
    Have a great day!