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Here's a peek at what I did in about 20 minutes the other day.
First, I gathered my supplies: burlap scrap, seam binding tape, spray adhesive and my scissors. Oh, and of course, the stained drum shade for the lamp. It had been sitting in a storage area, and I had used a more traditional lamp shade on the lamp for the past year or two. But I wanted the lamp to have a new look!
I like the way the smooth black stripe of the tape accentuates the rough texture of the burlap.
I pulled a thread to make a straight guideline, and cut a piece of burlap the right size to fit around the shade, with just a little (1") overlap at the seam.
Then I sprayed the adhesive (only use this stuff outside in good ventilation!!) on the burlap in sections, and layed it on the shade. I pressed it smooth, and added the tape on the bottom edge for detail, again using the spray adhesive.
This was super easy! The burlap covered the stain, updated the lamp,
and gave the room a whole new look.
Then, I moved the lamp into the family room.
I think it looks better in here, with all the other wood and textures.
A brand new look, for $0.00. Excellent!
What do you think? It took me awhile to get used to seeing drum shades on lamps again, but I finally did, and like the way they give a kind of "retro" modern look to the decor. Heart and Home is so trendy!
Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll be back for Wednesday Gratitude. I'd love it if you'd join the party.
Until next time,
I'm linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, and Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented, and Penny Pinching Party Wednesday at Thrifty Home, thanks everyone!