The PS MASKROS pendant light by IKEA is not exactly demure or in need of any gussying up, but it's an ideal candidate for customizing because it requires a lot of assembly to begin with so if you start tailoring it from the outset, you'll find it doesn't add all that much more time. Check out some of the many ways people have used the MASKROS base and then given it their own twist:
For reference, here's the PS MASKROS as sold ($89.99).
Gold spray paint can be a DIYer's best friend and it was used here by Amy and David Butler who told us in their house tour: "It was a pain in the butt to do it too. Tedious would be a good word, but worth it!"
Talk about a completely different look - Matt of According to Matt crocheted colorful flowers and attached them to the spoke ends of the light for a hip modern/retro mashup.
Jenny of Little Green Notebook has done a Maskros makeover twice - using small plastic cups traditionally used by caterers. Above she used white cups; click here to see a version using clear/green-hued ones.
Mette of Ungtblod had a MASKROS that didn't quite survive a move from home to home, but she brought it back to life in a completely new way for her daughter's room by attaching colorful tissue paper flowers.
Paula Shareski added paper pinwheels to hers which adds a sense of whimsy.
Meg Caswell of HGTV used the MASKROs in a total makeover of this space. She added discs of wood which were spray painted gold on the inside to give the room a warm glow.
Rosanna of Mommo Design shows how versatile the MASKROS is with these two customizations: the first with plastic alphabet letters and the second with faux butterflies.
Can you guess what was used for this MASKROS tweak featured on IKEA Hackers? Yep, simple paper cups.
Wanting a pop of color in her tween's room, Laurie of Laurie Jones Design painted her MASKROS in three shades of pink.