Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Burlap and Lace Lampshades

I've been wanting to share this project for some time.  Life has just not cooperated to give me blogging time, but I have a moment this morning, so I'm taking advantage of it.  

Picture heavy tutorial ahead!

I had these 2 lampshades.  One was dented, and they both were boring.  

For the first shade, I took one of my drop cloth bed pillow covers that was coming apart and just ripped it the rest of the way.

 This was really easy to do.  The length and width were nearly perfect and I just used my handy-dandy glue gun.

Then I did the burlap shade, also using my glue gun

This was the finished product at first.  
However, the imperfect edges bugged me. 

 After some brainstorming, I decided to add lace

I chose a nice wide cotton lace and glued it on to both the top and bottom


This is the burlap shade.  I LOVE how the lace shows through the burlap when the lamp is lit.  

The drop cloth shade turned out awesome too.  I brought the lace down lower on this one so it peeks out from the bottom of the shade.  It just adds a little extra fun to the shade.



Thanks for looking!  This was so easy to do, I have a feeling no lampshade in my house is safe from my glue gun.

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  1. Your shades turned out beautifully. Love the idea of the lace.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

  2. Sweet!
    Love it, girl! :)
    I'm gonna have to try that.
    Oh! and I LOOOOVE my glue gun, too! :)

  3. How SWEET are those shades? I adore them. I have a lamp that I need to redo and I am going to try this! XO Cindy

  4. This project is awesome! I love the addition of the lace. It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  5. Excellent blogging you have done.
    I've liked this a lot. Please keep
    continuing your creation.Online farming system

  6. I love how the lace hangs out from the bottom - so cute! (The artwork on the wall behind it is great too!)

  7. Wow this turned out amazing I love it.

  8. You did an awesome job! I love it.

  9. Those lampshades are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for linking up to our "impossibles" party!


  10. Oh those are just fantastic!!! I love how you first covered them...so easy...and yet you are right...they needed that bit of finishing. I would never have thought to put the lace on the INSIDE!!! You're a genius!! LOVE the looks....even without the lights on! Sooooooo glad you shared that with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday. I just have to find some shades!!
    Blessings, Doni

  11. Great job! I really like the lace with the burlap. I have burlap shades already and I have been trying to think of what I could add to them. I am your newest follower from FNF!


  12. Stopped in for another peak! Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah

  13. The shades turned out beautifully...I love them! I'm right there with you on the "bloom where your planted" motto. God has spoken that into my life over and over in the last several years.

    I'm a new follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  14. Miranda, your lampshade is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.! <3 <3 <3 it!

  15. The shade looks great! The added touch of lace was genius! Visiting from Sunday's Best! Drop by for a visit sometime!

  16. Yup, the lace took it from "great" to "over-the-top-fabulous!" What a neat touch. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

  17. Your shades are so beautiful. I love the lace inside the shade and also a little below. Add such a special touch whether you see it or not. But then when the light is on you will see it also. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

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  19. Wow, it turned out just beautiful! Would love for you to share it with my readers and post it to my web site - www.ohmy-creative.com


  20. LOVE burlap! Thanks for posting the Crafty Bees button! You ROCK!

  21. I just LOVE this shade! I have a shade (same shape/size as your shade) that has been BUGGING me - it's so blah! I'm so glad that I came across your link on the crafty bees linky party!! I know EXACTLY what I'm going to do with it, now! I'm your newest follower - would love for you to stop by and visit my site, soon! {A BIG thank you to you and your husband, too, for the sacrifices you are making to keep our country safe! We are so thankful!}

    Blessings to you!


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