I Turned IKEA Lamp Into A Death Star

As two big nerds we both love Star Wars. I always saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and thought “it looks so much like a Death Star!”

With my boyfriend moving in, we took the chance and converted one of those plain white lamps into the exploding Death Star floating over our bed. We absolutely love it.

See how we made it below!

More info: lylelo.blogspot.de

I made this Death Star from a plain IKEA lamp and you can do it too

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First step, of course, is to buy an IKEA PS 2014 lamp and a can of spray paint

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[/caption]We decided to get the biggest one in copper/white. It is supposed to hang over the bed in our slightly Star Wars themed bedroom, so why get small! I used a can of light grey spray paint from the local hardware store. Do this outside because of the fumes and the necessary ventilation. If you want to have it perfect – cover the copper insides BEFORE you spraypaint the outsides. The mist of the spray dulled the sheen a tiny bit – it doesn’t bother us, but if you want it super shiny – cover it up. Or don’t use spray paint and brush the light grey instead. In my case it was a matter of time and not wanting to paint them all by hand.

We used masking tape for painting walls to cover the areas that should stay lighter

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Using an x-acto knive and a cuting matt with a ruler prooved to be helpfull to have a variation in the strips. Cut some wide, some small, some long, some short. Alternate to create the pattern, the death star wasn’t all the same, neither should be yours.

We created a stencil of the round weapon on a piece of paper first and traced that onto the lamp with a pencil

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Once you’re satisfied with the look of your pattern, you can paint a darker shade of paint over the whole ball

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We decided that black was too dark and sharp as a contrast, so we mixed a darker grey colour. The paint is a mix of acrylic paint and a chalk paint, to give it a not so glossy finish. We found this paint in the hardware store.

Paint the ball completely or work in segments – it all depends on your taste

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We peeled the masking tape not long after painting. Make sure to press the tape very well down before you paint, avoiding blotches and noses doing so. But even if you have some slight uneven lines – the end result will be great, because the Death Star has so many little bits and dots, it will look like you wanted it this way.

The round weapon was painted by hand with a fine brush

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Hang it on your ceiling as instructed – you will need a hook for that – and enjoy your Death Star lamp – it’s awesome!

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Watch it in action below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oXHSpOHQic


niks
Tired since Jun 2018

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