Daniel's Brilliant IKEA Fräck Hack

Daniel's Brilliant IKEA Fräck Hack

Jason Loper
Aug 12, 2011

At left, the affordable and handy Fräck mirror from IKEA. I've had one hanging in my bathroom for a few years and, now that I've seen what Daniel was able to do with his, I'm looking at mine in a whole new light…

A whole new light! See what I did there?

Daniel, from Manhattan Nest, is responsible for this brilliant IKEA hack. He was also kind enough to give us step-by-step directions on his blog so we can make one for ourselves! All it takes to create this adorably flexible lamp is an IKEA Fräck Mirror, a lamp socket, an adapter nut, a plug, lamp wire, and a couple of tools.

Creating the lamp looks like a pretty easy task. Simply remove the mirror from the Fräck and then wire the lamp to the arm. As Daniel points out on his blog, wiring a lamp is fairly straightforward and there are also a number of tutorials online — including one here on Apartment Therapy — to help you along.

Of course, one of the reasons that Daniel's lamp is so handsome is his choice of details. The twisted red cloth wire and chrome tipped bulbs are a delightful finishing touch for an already neat project.

Check out the full post over on Daniel's blog — Manhattan Nest: Fräck Hack.

Images: Manhattan Nest

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