Jan 31, 2017

Star War Fans Turn Popular IKEA Lamp Into Death Star

 

Lylelo and her boyfriend are self-proclaimed Star Wars nerds. So when they read online that people were turning IKEA’s signature PS 2014 Pendant Lamp into the Death Star, they knew they had to try the DIY project for themselves.

Below you will see process shots of the craft project along with the awesome final results. You can learn more on Lylelo’s blog!

[via Bored Panda]

 

 

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Step 1: Acquire IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp

 

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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 spray paint the outsides. [source]

 

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We used masking tape for painting walls to cover the areas that should stay lighter. Using an X-acto knife and a cutting mat with a ruler proved to be helpful 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. [source]

 

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We created a stencil of the round weapon on a piece of paper first and traced that onto the lamp with a pencil. This step took a good bit of patience but it’s worth it to take your time and go wild on the details. [source]

 

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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. 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. The round weapon was painted by hand with a fine brush. [source]

 

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Et Voilà!

 

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