IKEA Hack: Lantern turned into Bedside Light

I love the beach! So I decorated one of my spare bedrooms in a beach theme and I had the hardest time finding the right light for the bedside. Granted today the beach theme is very popular and there are very cute light options out there now that I would have purchased had the options been available. Since things weren’t available, I decided that I wanted to make my own light after finding the Morkt Lantern at IKEA that perfectly matched the color scheme in the room.

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: Morkt Lantern Turned into a Bedside Light

Supplies

  • Lantern
  • Light Kit
  • Frosted Spray Paint
  • Drill

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: Morkt Lantern Turned into a Bedside Light

I bought two light kits from Home Depot not knowing which would be the right fit. I ended up using the one on the left hand side. I had hubby use a drill press and put a hole the size of the threaded tube, that came with the light kit, directly in the middle of the bottom of the lantern and also on the side so that the lantern would sit flat on the night stand. After the holes are drilled take the white electric cord and feed it through the side hole and then the hole directly in the middle. Next follow the directions on the packaging to attach the rest of the light kit to the electric cord.

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: Morkt Lantern Turned into a Bedside Light

I was excited that everything fit and the light turned on and off with no problem, but didn’t like seeing the lightbulb so I found frosted glass spray paint to frost the glass.

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: Morkt Lantern Turned into a Bedside Light

I only needed two coats before I was happy with the results.

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: Morkt Lantern Turned into a Bedside Light

I definitely love how this turned out! I bought a switch for the light plug that plugs directly into the wall so guests My mom also has a beach themed room at her house and asked me to make her the same lamp!

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: Morkt Lantern Turned into a Bedside Light

Check out my Stave mirror turned jewlery storage hack here! Have you come up with any fun IKEA hacks?

{Texas Craft House} Elisabeth

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4 thoughts on “IKEA Hack: Lantern turned into Bedside Light

  1. It looks great, but I’d be worried about using something as an electric lamp that isn’t meant for it. An LED bulb would ease my mind personally, because I’d be concerned about the heat of incandescent. Then again, it appears that the Morkt *is* meant for candles. I am just scared of fires.

    Those plug-in wall switches are wonderful, aren’t they?

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