Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fun lamp!

This is going to be a short post..I have a ton of furniture painting to do on this gorgeous day, my little guy has a pal coming over for a sleepover and my big guy and I are needing some ice cream, so I have to get to the store!

I was poking around Tatertots & Jello yesterday and found this featured tutorial from mama says sew for a gorgeous lampshade. I took a drum shade from a lamp that will go into my newly revamped den (that I'm not finished with yet) and with my hot glue gun, a couple yards of burlap and When Harry Met Sally (on last night) whipped up this:

Mine is less ruffley than Terra's and I trimmed the top & bottom a little.  It was fun to make while watching TV and a quick project. It was MESSY though with all the little pieces flying around.  I'm sure using a different fabric would be a cleaner process but I love the texture of burlap.

I did one thing different from the tutorial mainly because I was being lazy with getting the iron out.

Instead of ironing the creases in the strips I just rolled them up like this with a pin. By the time I needed that strip it had a good crease in it.  This was probably not so time efficient - rolling them up, but, whatever, I was just sitting there watching TV so I didn't mind it.

Little less of a wave.

I painted the metal part with ORB to freshen it up a bit. 
Again, it's going in the den and I can't wait to show you that room when it's finished! 

I'm linking to these parties and I'm going to get some ice cream now! Hope you guys have a fun weekend & thanks for coming by!


  1. I love burlap!! It's seriously messy, but so fun! Thanks for sharing on Funky Junk! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see the den! I hope you have a blessed and some yummy ice cream!
    Please check me out and become a follower!

  2. Hey I Love the Lamp!! Now I want to make one! YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!

  3. Wow-I love this look-gotta try it too!! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!!

  4. I like how it turned out. Good job! I did mine while watching a movie. It makes it go by faster!

  5. I love the burlap ruffles and I love even more that you were able to do it all while watching a movie...that's the best kind of project!

  6. Did you ever know that you're my hero?? Youre everything I'll ever need. I could fly higher than an eagle..

    Sorry, library delirium going on right hurr. Anywho thats what i always think of whenever anyone talks about inspiration. But LOOOVVEEE the lamp. everyone always compliments on my handicrafts from you in our house :)

  7. Hi Jen,
    Stopped by to see what you've been up to. Oh My! Love this shade! Thank you for sharing!

  8. i want a shade like this! omg, that's awesome, thanks for the inspiration.


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