19th century polymath John Lubbock once wrote, “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” Although he lived far removed from the era of hex wrench, pre-packed flat furnishing, he would have undoubtedly appreciated the novel perspective and solution of this IKEA hack, which turns a common task lamp completely upside down...
At just $29.99 each, the IKEA FORSÅ task lamp is an affordable lighting option for the home office. And Kun Itse of Finnish blog, K.I.T. Kun Itse Tekee... was seeking an affordable bedroom lighting solution, eventually envisioning these affordable IKEA lamps could possibly be hacked and installed upside down with only a few minor adjustments.
First, the lamp's total weight needed to be reduced for safe upside down installation. After removing a heavy metal weight inside the base of the FORSÅ (normally there to provide stability), all held together by a single nut under the base using a rachet, Kun then was able safely install and secure the lamp's base to an IKEA LACK shelf over his bed by drilling and installing long bolts, wing nuts, and washers.
The resulting upside pair of lamps beautifully blends in with a handsome black painted wooden slat headboard wall, a clever and affordable customized lighting solution easily reproducible for a bedroom, home office, or reading corner.
Additional photos and details over at K.I.T. Kun Itse Tekee...
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(Images: Kun Itse)