Saturday, March 5, 2011

Clever Boy

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lamp Re-do: burlap, the fabric of the day!

I have this bedside lamp that was looking kind of plain and sorry.

The adhesive on the shade was seeping through the fabric on the shade making it look yucky.

I just felt like the shade was so plain and I wanted something cute. I am very into ruffles right now so I decided to make it ruffly. I recently made a spring rag garland and had some leftover white burlap. I was inspired by a project on Tatertots and Jello.

First, I covered the shade in segments using a glue gun and the burlap. I simply traced with a sharpie one segment onto the burlap and made 6 the same.

Then I cut out 8 strips of burlap, folded in half and ironed them.

The next part isn't really a perfect science. I started by hot gluing the ruffle to the top rim. Then I used dots of glue on either side of middle and pressed it into the shade.

I then added a ruffle around the top and I was done.

I will probably spray the base white or maybe blue.

It took about 90 mins to complete. Be advised: hot glue soaks easily through burlap! Ouch!

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