Sometimes a little decorative touch can totally transform something mundane into something rather more remarkable. It can add the wow factor. That’s exactly what I did with my Ikea lamp hack.
This time I was a bit more subtle with my map pimping. I decoupaged the inside of my Ikea lampshade and not outside. So you get a hint of the map when you look up at the ceiling lamp. Instead of a boring white inside, you now see a cool map.
An Amazing Ikea Lamp Hack With Maps
It wasn’t difficult to make. Stick a map on something and all of a sudden it looks fabulous. If you follow my blog you will know I do this a lot. For example my
I admit it I have a bit of a map habit. Once you start decorating with maps it’s so addictive, not only do they look fantastic, they make boring objects more interesting. Objects can be
I loved this Ikea lamp hack so much I did it not just once but twice and may do it again soon ! (There are a lot of ceiling lamps in my home).
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What you need for you Ikea Lamp Hack
- IKEA Rismon Lampshade – I use the 40cm one for this hack. It comes in a variety of
colours. Lampshade making kits will also work well with this project.
- Map wrapping paper – One sheet per lampshade. I used a Cavallini world map for one shade, and a London Map for the other. There are lots of free printable maps on Pictureboxblue.com that you could download and use.
- Mod Podge (white glue)
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Pencil and ruler
How to do your Ikea Lamp Hack
The great thing about the Rimson being an Ikea lampshade you have to put it together. Which means that it is really easy to decoupage. The shade comes in 3 parts, two metal rings, and the shade skin.
2. Nest, measure the length and height of the lampshade skin.
4. Next, paste the inside of the lampshade with glue and wait 30 sec till it goes tacky.
5. Then, carefully stick your wrapping paper to the lampshade. Using a ruler to squeeze out air bubbles as you go. You will be sticking the map down in 2 pieces. If you want you can paste a layer of mod podge (glue) over the top to seal it.
6. Finally, when the glue has dried, put the lampshade together according to the instructions. Which is basically rolling the lampshade skin round the 2 large metal rings, the whole thing is kept together with velcro.
Some of you
However, if you are the ultra-careful type you can always spray the lampshade with some fire retardant spray.
I made my sister-in-law one of these map lampshades for her travel-themed bedroom to match the burlap map pillows I also made.
This isn’t my only Map lamp, I have recently updated a floor lamp with a unique denim vintage map lampshade
Since writing this post I have created another IKEA lamp hack this one is far more glamorous you might want to check it out.Simple and Affordable DIY Feather Lampshade
Check out some other wonderful IKEA lamp hacks here.