Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Favorite Combination

You know of my love for spray paint in transforming almost anything, and you know how much fun I've had using burlap in several projects, so it wouldn't surprise you that I decided to combine the two in the transformation of my thrift store lamp.After spray painting the lamp with R's metallic brown, I started the shade makeover. I purchased some chocolate brown burlap and a package of seam binding. I cut off the old material leaving just the plastic liner. I laid out the burlap and sprayed the outside of the shade with spray adhesive. I matched up the finished edge of the burlap to the existing seam on the shade. Then I rolled the shade on top of the burlap, pressing on the inside of the shade as I rolled.I trimmed the excess material from the top and bottom of the shade. I trimmed the opposite end of the fabric, pulled back the finished edge and tucked the raw edge under to make a nice, clean seam.
Using a clear tacky glue, I adhered the seam binding to the top and bottom of the shade.
The lamp transformation is complete. A freshly painted lamp base combined with a newly covered burlap shade. A favorite combination! And a great price! Did you know that the big box red dot store sells burlap shades for twenty dollars? I paid less than ten dollars for the lamp, shade, and makeover materials. Linked to Tales From Bloggeritaville and A Soft Place To Land

17 comments:

Julie said...

Awesome redo! very creative. and a beautiful new lamp! Good Stuff!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! I want to do that!

scrappydee said...

I have a lamp that I need your help with! What a creative and beautiful redo - it looks like a completley different lamp. Thanks for sharing!

Songbirdtiff said...

Very nice. I plan on doing this with my shades after I get moved. I just love the texture of burlap!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

You never cease to amaze. I'm sooo impressed.

"Blossom" said...

Great transformation. I like the look of burlap. I have burlap material to make some coverings.
This is great.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Stop by our place if you have a minute...brilliant minds....

Darlene said...

You always make everything seem so easy!!! That lamp turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

Finding Home said...

Wa-la wonderful! I have a lampshade just like yours...that pleated fabric. Just don't care for it but didn't think I could redo it. Thanks for showing me that I can!

Kirby3131 said...

That is fab! You really did a nice job explaining how easy it is to transform a shade. Thank you!

Kristin - The Goat

Gayle said...

WooHoo! Looks wonderful! Where did you find colored burlap? I think I've only ever seen it in the natural color.

Beth said...

It looks fantastic. What a great transformation :).

Jen R. said...

It looks great!

Christina said...

Wonderful makeover. Love the brown burlap on the shade too. Love it.

Mandi said...

Fabulous transformation! I love burlap!

Barbie said...

I really like your blog and have bookmarked it in Google reader. I have a question about the "R's metallic brown" paint you talk about in your lamp makeover post. I, too, am bored with spray painting lamps black, and am looking for a different look, but haven't found anything in my local stores I'm happy with. Can you tell me about what you use? Thanks,
counttwice at gmail dot com

Gale said...

My mom did the same type of fabric lampshade change with burlap twenty years ago for their fishing cabin..but she had to use plain old glue..The economic times makes your blog & ideas so useful..Thanks

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