Monday, September 5, 2011

Burlap Ruffled Lampshade

Mike brought home this old table lamp, it has sat in the garage for about a year, it was in the pile to go to the dump until today! 
It was one ugly looking lamp, but with some paint and burlap you would never know she was a roadside cast off. 
Here is how I made the lampshade.
This is what it looked like before. I spray painted the inside just to make it look new. I left the fabric on the as a base. 

I cut several strips of burlap, approx 3 inches wide. 

I used my ruffler foot to ruffle all of the fabric, doing it by hand would have taken forever!

Then I started gluing! I started at the bottom, pressing it and gathering a little more as I worked my way around. 

I continued gluing strips all the way to the top. 

Once I was done adding all of the burlap, I cleaned up all the loose strings. I pulled them to fray the edges, and then cut them off. 
I wanted to cover the glass, so when I saw this piece of burlap scrap that I had, I knew it was perfect. I cut out the circle and placed it over the glass and then put the lamp back together. 
All finished! Perfect for my cozy little corner!




4 comments:

Heather {Simply Cottage Love} said...

That's really cute! I wouldn't have a clue how to use a sewing machine. Seeing cute and easy projects like this make want to run out and buy one!

Debra said...

Very cute! I am loving all the neat things people are doing with burlap these days. I think this is one of the best though!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Totally loving this! Burlap + ruffles- LOVE!!! I applaud you for making those ruffles too!! After making my ruffled burlap tablecloth... I know just how rough it is on your fingers! But love how it turned out!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week!! :)

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

What a gorgeous little blog you have & I love the lampshade makeover. I saw you over on a french country cottage