DIY Ikea wall sconce makeover
This is a little project I did nearly a year ago… and keep meaning to blog about (I have a lot of things I keep meaning to blog about… turns out I’m not super committed to this blogging thing–sorry to any of you readers who might actually exist!)
A year ago I was buying furniture for my room. As many of you know, Ikea is a friend to the poor person who cares about owning decent-looking furniture. Anyway, in the course of my Ikea perusal, I saw these TASSA NATT lights:
and I realized that these lights had all kinds of potential. I bought a couple of them (they’re only $5 each), went home, started browsing the internet and discovered some fantastic old children’s illustrations by Margaret Evans Price, printed them out, replaced the paper wrappers (was glad to find that the illustrations were simply wrapped and tucked around the light and not stuck on with adhesive, or the project would have been much more difficult), and voila!
They’ve been so cheery. And if I ever get tired of them, I can change the artwork–perhaps use some of my own art, or handmade paper… the possibilities are endless. (I also tried a Little Prince Illustration, and it looked great. The Little Prince in nightlight-form has haunted me ever since my mission when, in a little German toy shop, I saw a fantastic wooden nightlight with a silhouette of the Little Prince. Ever since then, I’ve wanted adorable story-bookish nightlights). :)