Try out this IKEA hack of the Knappa pendant light for under $80
A while back I redid my children’s room and I wanted a pendant light over the “reading corner.” I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and I wanted something with a modern look. Wood veneer pendant lights are some of my favorite designs, but they tend to be pricey. I decided to DIY using IKEA’s iconic Knappa pendant light. At under 30$ its a fun and inexpensive way to add a modern look to a room.
Here’s what you need:
IKEA Knappa Light — $29.99
Wood Veneer sheet with adhesive backing — (I bought mine at a wood specialty hardware store nearby (in San Marcos for San Diego readers) – I did find this on Amazon Walnut Wood Veneer Price – $40ish
Hot Glue gun or gorilla glue
Sharp heavy duty scissors
Steps to Making the Light
Lay out the wood veneer and trace all of the white light petals and then cut out all the pieces of the veneer (warning the wood is tough, your fingers will hurt). Remember to also trace the holes – you’ll need to hole punch those after cutting out the pieces.
Peel off the veneer adhesive and carefully attach the veneer to the white plastic petal pieces
Next step is to hole punch the veneer pieces to attach to the light frame (you just need to follow the design of the pieces)
Finally, follow the IKEA directions to put the light together. Use glue to help keep the pieces attached to the frame. Because they are so much thicker they want to pop off.
Finally, hang your light!