A Rental "Ravioli Light" Gets a $10, 10-Minute IKEA Hack Makeover

A Rental "Ravioli Light" Gets a $10, 10-Minute IKEA Hack Makeover

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Carrie McBride
Jul 15, 2016
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This is my children's small bedroom. The semi-flush mount ceiling light (which reminds me of a ravioli) is an improvement over our last apartment's "boob light", but is still boring and screams "builder grade." Someday I might replace the whole fixture but in the meantime I was looking for a quick, cheap improvement that didn't require turning off the circuit breaker. I found it...at IKEA of course.

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I was inspired by Eleanor's recent choice of IKEA's super-affordable Krusning light to replace her beloved, but expensive Vita Copenhagen Eos pendant in her bedroom and wondered if I could adapt it to work with this fixture. It turned out to be easier than I'd imagined.

Here are the very simple steps:

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Here's the final result. My kids say it looks like a cloud and I think it's an improvement over the dull, uninspiring rental fixture. Because this room is so small, I chose the small 17" version of the Krusning (17", $9.99), but it does also come in a 33" size which you might consider for a larger room.

So there you have it: 10 minutes and $10 of my time. The best kind of renters' solution in my book.

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