For those you who have never heard of Ikea Hackers, it’s a fantastic site where users post projects showing all the interesting ways they’ve combined, rebuilt, refaced, and re-purposed Ikea furniture and furnishings in order to create new and interesting things. I made the light above using the tutorial linked to the photo. It came out very well, though I think I need to buy a couple more of the small Lobbo shades to get the extreme “lacy” effect that the original creator did. I sliced the shades into equal 1/4in pieces, but I think that might have been too big. Oh well.
Anyway, check out Ikea Hackers! It’s neat.