Sunday, August 28, 2011

Burlap Lamp Shade Cover


I do love my rooster lamp with the toile shade.  You've seen it several times.

 I decided to make a burlap cover for the shade.  First I took the shade off and traced around each section, across the length, and the width, onto paper.  I ended up with these two sizes of paper.  I folded the burlap and pinned the pattern onto it. and cut about an extra inch all the way around the pattern.  However, since I have finished this project, if I should do this again, I will add at least 2 inches all the way around.

I stitched the pieces together, and placed the cover over the lamp.

 As you can see, even with a piece of ribbon "pinned" on to the bottom, it was still a little small.  

Light bulb moment!  I remembered all the burlap runners seen in blog land with the ruffles on the ends.  So this afternoon, I sewed a piece of eyelet lace all the way around the bottom, and used stitch witchery to attach a white grosgrain ribbon around the top.

I am by no means a seamstress.  But this is how it ended up.

Please don't look too closely.  Not perfect, but I like the change.


 I worked on another project this afternoon.

I showed you this fabric remnant the other day.

 Someone suggested that it would be pretty as a wall hanging.  So today, I taped it to an old picture I no longer use to see if I want to use it that way.
 Here it is as a backdrop in these photos.
 I haven't decided if I'll keep it this way or not.

Partying this week at
House in the Roses - Show Off Your Cottage 
Between Naps on the Porch - Metamorphosis Monday
A Stroll Thru Life - Table Top Tuesday 
{Primp} your stuff Wednesday 
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
 Thanks for hosting ladies!!