Turn Your Lamp Into A Cork Board

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Apt2B Resident Designer Kyle Schuneman is back with another brilliant 2BHack! In our newest DIY video, Kyle shows how surprisingly simple it is to transform your ordinary desk or table lamp into a multi-function cork board! If you’re short on desk space or living space then this simple hack can really help you maximize your setup.

Watch the video to see Kyle in action!

Let's do this!

Step 1:

The first thing you'll want to do is create a small piece of cork board that will cover the top of the lamp's base and circle the bulb's socket. For our Parr Table Lamp this process is relatively straight-forward since the lamp is a cylinder. Kyle places the Parr on top of the cork board, traces a circle around the base, cuts the circle out, and then cuts an additional hole in the center to allow the cork to fit around the socket. This piece will go on the top of the base in a later step.

Step 2:

Kyle now wraps the cork board around the lamp to determine where he'll need to cut. He makes a mark on the cork board and cuts out the appropriate amount. This portion of the cork board will cover the entire cylinder of the base.

Step 3:

Peel back the paper to reveal the adhesive on the back of the cork board. Carefully press the cork to the lamp. Make sure to line up your edge so that it's as straight as possible along the seam. You can also peel the back off of the small circle that was cut out in Step 1. Peel the paper back and place this circle on the top of the base.

Step 4:

Personalize! Pin your favorite photos, recipes, to-do lists, and more directly on the lamp!

Love this simple DIY cork board lamp hack as much as we do? Try it out on your own home decor!

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1 comment
  • Ilene
    on Jul 3, 2020

    Very nice! Good thinking. Gotta use every inch of space, even vertical.

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