Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Quick Burlap Shade Makeover


 
It’s been ~ I don’t know how long ~ awhile, anyway, since I put these lampshades on my master bedroom lamps as a temporary solution.  I added the crystals from extras I already had.



I was hoping I would find something prettier or that I really loved to change them over to, but I haven’t.  A trip to Hobby Lobby not too long ago got my creative gears turning, though.  I saw a couple of items down the lampshade aisle and something else in the fabric and trim section that, once I got home and thought about it, I realized would work great together!


I picked up two burlap bell shaped lampshades {$13.47 each} from Walmart.  I used my 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon for a trim I’d been looking at when I would be in the fabric area.  It’s so pretty with a burlap ruffle and some bling.



Here’s what you need for this project:

Lampshade;
Trim;
Hot glue.

That’s it!


 
I used my cloth tape measure to measure around the bottom of the lampshades to figure out how much trim I needed.  Once I had all my supplies, I plugged in the hot glue gun and got started! 



I added the trim all around the bottom with the hot glue, leaving the bottom portion of the trim overhanging over the bottom rim of the lampshade.



Done in under 30 minutes!  I think they look great and I have a look that I really like ~ ruffle, bling, a neutral color, and texture.  This project cost me about $17.00 per shade. 



Not bad, price-wise, and I think they will do just fine! 
 



As a side note, you might notice this post is looking a little different than normal.  That is because Microsoft Live Writer is having a glitch publishing posts to Blogger/Google.  I have used Live Writer for the past few years and it is so much easier and convenient for drafting posts and inserting pictures into the posts than Blogger directly.  Until now.  Apparently, Microsoft did not do the necessary updates on their end so that Live Writer users could continue to post to Blogger after Google made updates that took effect recently.  To Microsoft ~ Let's get with the program, people!
 
 

23 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

These looks fabulous. Love the touch of bling.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So pretty. LOVE the shape of the new shades and trim you chose!
Have a happy one.
xo,
Lin

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Those shades turned out wonderful Kathy!!

Okio B Designs said...

They look great! Love the ruffles and bling.

Jeanine

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kathy!!

NanaDiana said...

Those are GREAT, Kathy. I love how they turned out and they are kind of glammed up/rustic looking. Beautiful. Sorry about Live Writer--what a mess! xo Diana

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Beautiful shades Kathy. Love the added bling and trims.
They turned out great.
Happy June, CM

Marie Blackburn said...

The ruffle trim is perfect and I love the bling you added to them. Very pretty lampshades Kathy!

Rhonda said...

What a fabulous idea! It's the bling that catches my eye, every time.

Cynthia said...

As soon as I read the title I said this is going to be awesome. I am spot on. GORGEOUS. Love the slight bling

Cindy

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, these are gorgeous! The trim adds such an elegant touch to the shade! I love bling! You created another masterpiece!

Createology said...

Simply Divine Lampshades now with your creative touches. Just the right amount of ruffle and bling and texture. Well Done Dear. June JOY...

Ana said...

Looking great! I love,love, love the burlap ruffle with the bling, bling! it was the perfect touch for the shades. It's amazing how something like a little trim can change a look of something so much.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Debra Oliver said...

so adorable, the trim is perfect. I love them!!!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love what you did with the shade I hope livewriter works out for you. I've used it for awhile, too, and can't imagine having to do it the hard way.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kathy,
The shades look awesome. Love that trim you got at Hobby Lobby. Great job.
Kris

Ivy and Elephants said...

It looks adorable, the perfect way to upgrade a lamp!
Patti

Amy Chalmers said...

The trim is a natural to go with that shade. I love the tiny rhinestones. Isn't it a pain when blogging platforms screw up? I hate it cuz I am not that good at figuring out how to fix that stuff. xo

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

The shades really turned out nice with that bit of ruffle and bling on the bottom! Rhinestones can make anything look good...I do love them so and have many necklaces/earrings.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It's a beauty Kathy!...the trim adds great interest and bling!
I have never used Live Writer..I post directly from Wordpress.

handmade by amalia said...

A great upgrade! The trim makes all the difference.
Amalia
xo

Susan Clayton said...

Very pretty. I am thinking of all the things that trim would be great on.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Trim is so versatile, and I can't think of too many things that give us such a bang for our buck.

I'm with you about the texture and bling...two of my favorite things too.

Sorry about your blogging issues. I'm on Wordpress and although I've heard of livewriter, I have no idea how it works. Hope it gets resolved soon.

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