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DIY Muuto wall lamp

October 11, 2013
Via that nordic feeling - DIY Muuto wall lamp

Via that nordic feeling - DIY Muuto wall lamp
I made a DIT Muuto wall lamp out of a MUUTO E27 lamp and an IKEA bracket.

In my old home I had the Hektar floor lamp from IKEA. It looked great with my old (and very big!) sofa. But it was too big next to my new sofa. So I went looking for something new.

I wanted a floor lamp for this corner, but I couldn’t find one I liked, except the AJ floor lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen and that one is not in the budget right now. Then I started to look for a wall lamp. Again the only one I could find was the AJ wall lamp – see a pattern here? So I decided to make my own.
Via that nordic feeling - DIY Muuto wall lamp
Via that nordic feeling - DIY Muuto wall lamp

How to make a Muuto DIY wall lamp:

It’s pretty easy. All you need is a drill, a bracket, a lamp and a plug.

I bought the MUUTO E27 lamp in light grey, but they come in various colours, so pick your favourite.

You can even paint the bracket in a like colour to give it a more complete look or perhaps even in a complementary colour if you are going for a more radical look! I went for a nordic look and kept the raw wood.

Drill holes in the bracket, pull the cord through and attach the plug in the end of the cord. Now you are ready to hang it on the wall and turn on the light. Works like a charm.
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    Reply Ruth October 11, 2013 at 08:56

    It looks fantastic!! Well done Rikke it fits perfectly into the space :)

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 12, 2013 at 21:02

      Thank you sweet friend. I like it too! It will work until one day where I buy an AJ lamp :)

      R xx

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    Reply Pia October 11, 2013 at 10:42

    I have the same idea on the drawing board with the exact same components – So great to see that it looks just as pretty as I imagine :-D

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 12, 2013 at 21:03

      Mon ikke du forstår dansk, nu svarer jeg i hvert fald lige sådan ;) Mange tak. Det fungerer fint, så hop du bare ud i det :)

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    Reply NatasjaS/BlogLiebling October 12, 2013 at 09:32

    Den er blevet super fin :)

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 12, 2013 at 20:58

      Tusind tak. Er godt tilfreds med resultatet :)

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    Reply Høytrykk October 16, 2013 at 09:59

    Å, jeg elsker denne lampen! Superfin!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 16, 2013 at 13:25

      Tusind tak, søde Trine! Hav en skøn dag :)

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    Reply Tarryn October 30, 2013 at 20:51

    Looks fantastic. I’d love to try it but how did you thread the cord through the small hole in the bracket?

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 30, 2013 at 20:54

      The holes are as big as the cord, so that was no trouble at all :) Good luck!

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    Reply Cora Dearing November 25, 2013 at 20:32

    Hey, i reeally love the look and would like to recreate it but I actually have almost the same question: how did you get that cord through the holes in the bracket? I know that the cord is as big as the holes but doesn’t it have the plug in on one side and the thing you attach to the light bulb on the other? I hope you get what i mean :) Love the post

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke November 25, 2013 at 20:37

      The lamp didn’t come with a plug on the cord. We attached that after pulling the cord through the holes.

      If you have a lamp with a plug in – take it off and the reattach it after :)

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        Reply julia July 16, 2015 at 16:45

        how do you take of the plug?

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    Reply Sarah January 15, 2014 at 22:41

    Hi Rikke, I really love this idea and I love your style! Can I ask some advice?

    I would like to try hanging an E27 from my String shelf but I’m not sure if I will be able to thread the E27 plug and cable through the gaps in the ladder-like sides of my String pocket. What do you think?

    Also, my partner says that he doesn’t like the light given off by a bare bulb, however I don’t think the E27 is as harsh as the average bare bulb. I think it would be a nice light to read or write by. Would you agree or disagree?

    You’ve been a big inspiration to me while I’ve been decorating my flat (I’m melonseeds on IG) so thank you!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke January 15, 2014 at 22:49

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for stopping by and thank you for the kinds words – they are greatly appreciated.

      If the plug is too big to go through the String, just remove the plug and reattach it after. That’s what I did when making this lamp.

      As to the strength of the light, I would use this lamp for reading or blogging ;-). I am a great fan of decorating with light – meaning that I prefer many lamps in a room so that the lighting can be adjusted to the mood. Therefore I also appreciate lighting sources with different strength.

      If the light is to much for you boyfriend I would suggest that you buy a dimmer. That way you can adjust the light to his preference and still keep the aesthetics and clean design of the E27.

      Hope you can use this. Happy to help x

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        Reply Sarah January 15, 2014 at 22:54

        Thanks Rikke

        That’s a really helpful (and very prompt) response.

        I think I’ll go for it and let you know how we get on ;) perhaps I’ll just turn it on for myself! Having a range of lights is great – Andrew has his eye on the Muuto Up lamp but I said he can buy that one!

        Thanks for your help x

        • Rikke
          Reply Rikke January 15, 2014 at 22:59

          You caught me at a lucky time, iPad in hand, doing blog work :)

          And you are very welcome. I would love to know how it works out!

          That sounds fair – a Muuto lamp for each of you. And a girl can never have too many pretty lamps (says the girl with a pricier lamp collection than shoe collection ;))

          Good luck x

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    Reply Sarah January 15, 2014 at 22:43

    Oh I’ve just properly read the comment above regarding taking off the plug and think this would answer my first question…oops! Although your expert opinion as to the aesthetics of the idea are still very welcome!

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    Reply Sidsel February 1, 2014 at 20:16

    So cool and nice! I’ve just have one question regarding the light bulb… because i’ve already have this sort of light bulb in a other room, but it’s so shiny and very not cozy if you get what i’m hinting at… so do you have some kind of light -regulator or how many watts is the bulb? THX for a great and inspiring blog!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke February 1, 2014 at 20:31

      I use the Muuto light bulb that comes with the lamp. I don’t find it too shiny :-) But try a dimmer, if it’s too shiny for you.

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    Reply Maria October 2, 2014 at 14:42

    Hvordan gjorde du med stikket? Jeg går ud fra, at lampen ikke kom med stik? Er det selv til at sætte i? Eller hvordan gjorde du?

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 2, 2014 at 14:45

      Læs kommentarerne herover, der er svar på det hele :)

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    Reply Jess October 30, 2014 at 01:12

    Hi there. The only muuto e27 lights I can find need to be fitted by an electrician. It looks like yours plugs into the wall. Where did you get it? Thanks x

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 30, 2014 at 06:53

      We added the plug ourselves

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    Reply em_ty December 8, 2014 at 08:27

    Hey, whats the plant on the side table?

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    Reply Frida December 29, 2015 at 19:36

    Hi Rikke, I love the Muuto lamp and the combination with the Ikea bracket!! All I need to do now is convince my partner that this is actually doable. I know where I can by the pendant and lightbulb but I am concerned about attaching the plug. Would you describe this as easy for someone with very little (next to none) DIY experience?! Many thanks, Frida x

    • Rikke • that nordic feeling
      Reply Rikke • that nordic feeling December 29, 2015 at 19:40

      Hi Frida! Good question. I had someone who knows what they were doing help me, so I’m not sure what to tell you. It looked easy ;) But I’m sure you can bring it to a hardware store and get help with that bit or perhaps you know an election? Good luck xx

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    Reply Olivia January 7, 2016 at 21:15

    Hi i would also like to know how to attach the plug. Does that work on any electrical cable?

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    Reply Cathrine Thomassen May 9, 2016 at 14:16

    I see you have already answered a bunck of questions about the plug, but I was wondering about the color of the plug. As the cord is grey i can’t imagine it’s easy or even possible to find a plug in the same color. Did you buy an ordinary plug at, say for example, clas ohlsson in white? How exactly do you connect the plug to the cord? I always thought that was pretty hard, I know nothing about electrical work, I thought only electrians could do that,

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    Reply Theresa January 15, 2019 at 14:38

    hi :) how do you switch the lamp on and off? is there a button?

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