Step 1: Acquire IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp
I used a can of light grey spray paint from the local hardware store. Do this outside because of the fumes and the necessary ventilation. If you want to have it perfect – cover the copper insides BEFORE you spray paint the outsides. [source]
We used masking tape for painting walls to cover the areas that should stay lighter. Using an X-acto knife and a cutting mat with a ruler proved to be helpful to have a variation in the strips. Cut some wide, some small, some long, some short. Alternate to create the pattern, the death star wasn’t all the same, neither should be yours. [source]
We created a stencil of the round weapon on a piece of paper first and traced that onto the lamp with a pencil. This step took a good bit of patience but it’s worth it to take your time and go wild on the details. [source]
Once you’re satisfied with the look of your pattern, you can paint a darker shade of paint over the whole ball. We decided that black was too dark and sharp as a contrast, so we mixed a darker grey colour. The paint is a mix of acrylic paint and a chalk paint, to give it a not so glossy finish. We found this paint in the hardware store. The round weapon was painted by hand with a fine brush. [source]
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