Make a Spindle-Inspired Lamp Using Spackle

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We love the look of spindle furniture. It is classic and timeless. The rounded edges of the spheres complement any style of home decor.

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So for our latest IKEA hack, we decided to create a spindle-inspired lamp by transforming a basic ARSTID table lamp using spackle, styrofoam balls, and textured paint. This adds an interesting texture to the lamp — and we just love the look!

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Step 1

Use a cordless power drill and an 3/8 spade drill bit to make a hole in the middle of the styrofoam balls. For this project, we used five 2-inch balls.

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Step 2

Then, use an X-Acto or craft knife to cut the balls in half.

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Step 3

Warm up your glue gun and adhere each half of the ball onto the lamp post.

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Step 4

Secure the balls with painters tape and allow to dry.

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Step 5

Apply the spackle onto the styrofoam balls to add some texture. This will also fill in any holes between the balls. Allow to dry overnight.

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Step 6

Once dry, gently sand the spackle to smooth. You can sand as much as you would like — it all depends on how much texture you want.

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Step 7

Prep paint by adding a tablespoon of baking soda into the acrylic craft paint. Paint the base of lamp and all of the styrofoam balls.

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Step 8

Add a second coat of paint to the base.

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