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!

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