Yesterday, the hubs and my SIL and my niece and I went shopping. Hobby Lobby was the first store we went to. I knew that I wanted some toile - - off white with brown. Got it picked out, then went to go get some burlap........... and put the toile back. (And sooo happy I did!!) The toile was on sale for 30% off of $7.99 a yard. The burlap was $3.99 a yard!!
We went to Lowes and I got some hammered spray paint, but brown, instead of the blue/gray I picked up and used last week.
I took the lamps all apart (BTW -- I had hot glued the material to the lamp shades last week - - and boy did I do a good job with that......... Did you know that you can use your embossing gun thing to warm up the hot glue to get it runny/soft enough to pull the stuff apart?? wow -- - it was soo cool!!)
I spray painted the bases (again) with the new color - - I love it!!
For the lamp shades, AFTER I took the material off, I spread out my burlap on the table. I laid the lampshade on it's side, and had the seam of the shade laying right on top of the fold of the burlap. Then I took a pen and drew a line about 1/2 " to 3/4" away from the top of the shade. I rolled the shade and continued my line until it rolled around and back to the fold. I did the same thing for the bottom of the shade. Then I cut it out. (Hopefully these pictures will show you how I did it better than I can explain it....)
I cut the burlap on one side of the half circle I made and lined it up with the seam on the shade. Then I sprayed some super tacky adhesive on it (a little section at a time) and rolled the burlap onto it. I started by lining up the cut edge with the seam on the shade and just worked around. I smoothed it as I went just to make sure it was going where I wanted it to. When I got all around the shade, I over lapped it a little, again, at the seam and then cut the rest of the fabric off.
I cut a "W" out of a piece of vinyl with my cricut. I weeded the "W" out so I had a stencil. I put the stencil on the lampshade and painted it in with some espresso acrylic paint. I didn't go over it very heavily because I wanted it to look worn and old.....
I removed the vinyl to reveal the "W" - - YAY!! It looks GREAT!! (The font is LordFontleroyBrown)
Then I discovered that I really didn't leave quite enough fabric on the edges to tuck under and glue.... dang it... I took some twine and wrapped it around the top edge and the bottom edge and secured it with hot glue. I'm really loving how it turned out.
I am soo much happier with it now!!! What do you think??
Last week's after (this week's before):
And this week's after:
So much better!!!
Thanks for looking!! Have a great week!!
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