I still didn't manage to install the RFID door lock - still cold around here - so I have to do stuff inside the house!
Last year we redid the bathroom and toilets, and that included the corridor upstairs, which got a place for 3 wall lamps, instead of the hanging lamp that did not illuminate much.
So we spent lots of time looking for lamps (more than 6 months) and never found anything we liked. Even the painter, with whom we have a subscription (he should pass by every month to fix this and that), complains with us that we still did not get lamps...
To put an end to that, during a visit to Ikea, my wife had an Idea(TM - ideas from Ikea) for making a lamp...using a fruit bowl.
So we got one, and I started devising a way of installing it in the very small junction box. The final solution was a very simple 2 long M4x40 screws, on which the lamp then hangs. I installed a white lamp holder, and here is the result:
You can see the two screws on the top - I want to dip them in tippex or white paint to make them white... - there is actually just one place of all the flowers where it is possible to secure it like that.
You can also see the black hole of the junction box - that is to be covered with a piece of white rigid plastic.
What you can also see, are the 3 little rubber feet of the fruit bowl...I did not take them out as I am afraid the paint will come out...but they will have to come out sooner or later.
As for the effect when the lights are on:
It is difficult to photograph the real effect, but I can assure you that it looks very nice!
I must get some weaker lamps though...I have now 7W CFLs and with 3 of them it is a lot for such a small corridor...
5 weeks ago