As I tent to care more about things I make myself, I came up with the idea to create a reading lamp instead of buying one. #ikeahacks are already quite famous, but I’d like to introduce a new hashtag: #slvhacks; as the products of lighting brand SLV are quite versatile, too! The Fitu light inspired me to create a reading lamp with more than one function: instead of just illuminating your home, I created a lamp that acts as a bookmark and can hold your cup of coffee, too! When your living space is limited – which will only be more apparent as the world population grows – it’s pieces like these that turn out to have the biggest impact on our daily lives…
Buy the IKEA spice holder and mount it.
Make a hole in the base using a drill with a wooden bit. The diameter should be about a centimeter wider than that of the electric cord.
Cut a geometric shape of choice in the metal grid.
Fold the grid 90 degrees and make a hole at the same place where there’s a whole in the wooden spice holder.
Pass the wire through the hole and mount the plug at the end of the wire.
Screw the bulb in.
Attach the shelf to the wall in the opposite direction initially provided.
Sit down, relax and enjoy flicking through your magazine or book!