‘Star Wars’ Fan Turned Popular IKEA Lamp Into Realistic Death Star.

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The first step you're going to make is to purchase the IKEA PS 2014 lamp. Get the copper/white one so it'll be easy to spray paint it light grey.

Attention all Star Wars fans! Have any of you ever wanted your own mini Death Star? One that you can control on your own? Well today's your lucky day.

A DIY project has been floating around the Internet on how to create your very own Death Star lamp. But thanks to Lylelo's blog, we now have a helpful step-to-step tutorial on how to put the thing together and finally own our own personalized Death Star! It may look hard to achieve, but at least we know that it's doable.

Check out the instructions below and Lylelo's finished product at the end!


Be sure to do the spray painting outside so you don't breathe in the fumes!

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This is how it should look after you've finished assembling it. But of course, we're not done yet as we're aiming for something darker and more evil looking.

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Time to paint! PRO tip: if you want your death star to come out perfect, cover the copper interior prior to spray-painting the exterior. After you're done painting, you should have a light grey ball.

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Next, you're going to use masking tape to cover certain areas of the lamp that will remain lighter. Use an x-acto knife to cut the tape into strips.

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Don't make all the strips even, cut them into various sizes and lengths! Use them to create a pattern for your death star.

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Once you're done applying all the masking tape to your ball and have become satisfied with the pattern, you're going to paint over the entire lamp in a darker grey paint. You can use black but it may be too dark as a contrast.

Here, they mixed acrylic paint and chalk paint to give the lamp an overall matte finish instead of a glossy one.

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You can either paint the entire ball completely or paint it in parts, it'll come out great no matter which way you choose. But remember to press down on the paint prior to actually painting!

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This is what it should look like after the darker paint has dried a little and you remove the masking tape.

Don't worry if you have some slightly uneven lines, the end result will still look great! Besides, the Death Star is supposed to have a lot of little bits and dots.

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Wait for your new mini Death Star to completely dry before hanging it up! We suggest hanging it over a bed so that it's the first thing you see when waking up and the last when going to sleep.

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The best part is when you plug the lamp in so that there's a glowing light from within shining through the edges!

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**To see the Death Star lamp in action, watch the short clip below! It's nothing short of epic.**

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