Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Burlap Lampshades.

I have been in need of lamps at my office. I detest fluorescent lighting and decided it was time to finally cross out one of my many "to-dos" and give my lamps a makeover. I found this pair at Good Finds {on S. Adams for you Tallahassee locals}. I love the burlap/seagrass/linen look and I thought I would try my best to recover these lampshades.

I bought some burlap at Joann's and took out my trusty glue gun and went to work. I was not able to take pictures of the process, but I simply started at the top and laid glue every 2-3 inches and stretched the burlap over the glue. I pressed it down around 10 seconds and repeated the whole process until they were complete.

I wanted to keep them in the guestroom after their makeover was complete, but I spend so much time in this office I thought I shouldn't deprive my workplace of style!

***A little hint- They do not allow much light to pass through. Perhaps if I removed the original shade before I recovered the 1st one they would illuminate more brightly, but the picture below is pretty accurate to show the amount of light that passes through.


Rachel said...

Those look great!!
I've been wanting to re-cover a lampshade that is in my guest bedroom, but the shade is pleated... do you think that would work, or should I get a flat shade? Any advice?

Whimsy World said...

great job!!!

Donna said...

These look amazing!!! Great job!

Design Actually said...

They look great, I may have to steal that idea!

paula said...

what a huge difference. they look gorgeous!

angelafrancine said...

you are one phenomenal designer and teacher.