Monday, March 22, 2010

Heart and Home "Lightens Up"

We had lovely weather this weekend!  I hope you all had a nice one, too!  I was very busy, and got a lot done. We also were able to take a nice long walk at the beach, and I filled my pockets with some more sea glass. I just can't get enough!

I'm glad you stopped by.  I'm always so thankful for your visits.  Have fun, look around, and remember: I read each and every one of your lovely comments so don't just look, leave me a note!

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!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The lamp shade looks just gorgeous. I love it. I really want to recover a shade, so I guess I just need to get busy and try it. You make it sound simple. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the way it turned out! Love the touch of black. I don't have any drum shades yet; funny how some things come back in style!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job on the lampshade - like the black trim on it. Thanks for the tutorial.

Denise Marie said...

way to go girlie. I love it.

Jemsmom said...

I am in love with that lamp shade!!! Do you want to come to my house???? We had gorgeous weather here this weekend also. It was just so lovely to be outside!

Stacey said...

Heidi, you are so trendy and you should be very proud. :) I love your drum shade covered in burlap. Looks great!

I've been on the lookout for drum shades and haven't seen any in the stores. I'll keep looking.

Heidi said...

Oooooh, I love it! The burlap just adds that nice touch of texture.

New Every Morning said...

I LOVE it!!!
Now I want a drum shade... with a stain! ;)
The black looks amazing with it!

Linda said...

Your burlap lampshade is soooo pea-pinkin CUTE! Hope you have a FUN week:)


Jessi said...

I looooove it. I am in love burlap, and I love the way it looks as a lampshade with the light shining through. Nice job!

Tracy F. said...

Wow, that looks great! I love the black trim.

ann marie said...

What a great way to recycle a lampshade! I love the black on burlap.

kanishk said...

funny how some things come back in style!
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Pat said...

I really like it! Of course, the price is right too. :-) Thanks so much for sharing. I just need to get busy once I'm settled and update a few things. I have the inspiration!


alwayslearning said...

those look great. I'll have to keep burlap in mind. I have a couple of huge lamps that need a redo. ya know those big 1 1/2 foot vase type shape.....uhg!

Kelee Katillac said...

Heidi --that looks great! Love it!

love, kelee

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!