Star Wars Fans Turn IKEA Lamp Into Death Star

Star Wars Fans Turn IKEA Lamp Into Death Star

Lylelo and her boyfriend are Star Wars super fans, They read online that people are turning IKEA’s signature PS 2014 Pendant Lamp into the Death Star, they planned to make one for themselves.

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Step 1: Acquire IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp

 

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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]

 

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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]

 

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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]

 

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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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You can learn more on Lylelo’s blog!

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