The moon has always been a source of inspiration to us humans, spanning across time, different cultures and places. For me, it brings nostalgia, a childhood memory where I spent time alone on the roof watching the clear night sky. Completely awake, but dreaming while basking under its silvery glow.
When I discovered the Luna lamp on Hypebeast, I wanted to buy it immediately. The price is reasonable, but it’s not yet available for sale except for those who joined the crowdfunding. The shipping and all that time it will take was also a deterrent factor for an impatient person like myself.
In the end, I decided to create a similar lamp and it was so easy. Here’s a tutorial to prove it!
Things you need:
IKEA Fado lamp or a similar lamp if you don’t have IKEA in your neck of the woods.
Dark grey, dark silver or black porcelain paint.
A LED light bulb.
1. Using the sponge dipped in paint, dab it lightly inside the Fado lamp, covering the entire surface. Just make sure the colour is thinly spread.
2. Let the paint dry a bit (around fifteen minutes) before applying the second coating where you make a smudge. The “smudge” represents the dark spots on the moon. Just make sure that in the end it would look realistic enough to fool anyone. Let it dry for an hour or two, but you can also blow dry if you’re in a hurry.*wink*
3. Add the light bulb and that’s it.
Now, admire your basic lamp serving some moon-realness!