I found this lamp that I NEEDED to have over at Mama Says Sew so I bought 2 yards of burlap (on sale at Joann's for $2.99/yard) and a thrift store lamp ($8) and went to work!
Things you need: burlap, lamp shade, hot glue, scissors, and time (it took me 4 Medium episodes and a Curious George 2).
Here's the original shade. Very bla.
I started by wrapping the shade in the burlap. This was tricky because the shade I chose was smaller at the top. The first time I wrapped it I cut a rectangle so the top didn't fit. When I realized it wasn't going to work (after lots of glue, of course) I ripped it off and cut exactly how the shade was (if you do this and are confused by what I mean, email me and I'll explain more in depth). Then I hot glued about 1/2 inch edge onto the inside of the shade.
I cut a bunch of strips. Mine were about 4 inches wide and as long a the material was. You can do whatever width you want. Next I folded the strip in half and glued the center to the shade in squiggly lines. Note: You could iron the strips in half so it is easier, I just didn't want to take the time.
I didn't glue the strips in the exact squiggly pattern each time. I didn't want it to look too uniform.
Because my shade was not equal size on the top and bottom, I had to fill in some places on the lower half with strips of burlap.
Since I didn't do all squiggly lines the same pattern, there were some holes to fill so I glued some extra strips in the holes.
Here's the finished product!
And here it is with the light on (although the evening lighting is horrible). I am LOVING it.
But now I need some opinions. I am going to paint the lamp base. I was thinking of light blue (like the one from my inspiration) or a distressed/ antique white. What do you think? I'm open to other suggestions too.
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