Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This weekend I went to IKEA......IN PARIS!  Guess what?  It looks exactly like the one in New Jersey and Los Angeles except the plugs are different.  The cool thing about Ikea being the same all over the world is that I also found the Grono Lamps again and decided to post this project from
THE BIG ASS BOOK OF HOME DECOR.  The Grono Lamp is a glass cube that you can transform into anything.  Seriously, this project couldn't be easier!  BTW, you get both sizes of Grono Lamps for around 6 dollars.  Not bad at all, Oui!
 You'll need
Set of Grono Lamps from Ikea
Copied images that fit on your lamps.  Copy them on the laser machines at Staples for good quality!
Elmer's glue
Wide flat paint brush
Scissors (you know I love my Fiskars)
Minwax Polycrlic in satin finish

 Carefully cut out your images after you've copied them.
 Place the cut out image on the lamp where you want to glue it and mark exactly where it's to be placed.  This will keep you from getting glue all over the lamp and making a mess, which I did the first time I attempted this.
 Water down some Elmer's All-Purpose glue just a little bit so it's easy to spread.  Carefully spread a layer of the glue on the back of the image.
 Place the image on the lamp and let dry.
Coat the entire lamp in the Minwax Polycrylic to protect the paper image.
Put in your light source and you're done.
Grab THE BIG ASS BOOK OF HOME DECOR for this project and 100 more home decor crafts!.  


  1. I love a great ikea hack! and isn't it funny how you can go to an ikea or mc donalds or starbucks anywhere in the world and they are exactly the same as in America?

  2. We live in Qatar presently,but no Ikea. The closest one is in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and it looks like the ones in the states. We went to Dubai and saw Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids and that looked like the stores in the US too.

  3. Great idea Mark, the possibilities are endless. Gotta love idea.

  4. I love that you went to Ikea, in Paris! Great project Mark! Happy New Year!

  5. Love Ikea and love your idea! Thanks.
    PS Love Paris, too!