Thursday, May 20, 2010

Guest Room Lamp

The consensus was that the burlap lamp shade that I found at the Salvation Army for my guest room lamp had to go.  Most of my readers either told me directly or sent me an email saying they didn't like the burlap lamp shade.

I love honesty, so thanks.

I liked the texture of the lamp shade, so I wanted to try to save it somehow.

First, I decided to spray paint it white.  It took several coats.

Next, I took some of the left over fabric from the folding chair that I refinished and cut two strips.  I carefully glued these pieces onto the lamp shade at the top and the bottom, tucking and gluing the ends in as I went along.

And here is my new lamp shade.  I hope you like it more than the plain brown burlap.


  1. Oh yeah, that's much better. That's pretty cute and goes so well with the dresser it's on.

  2. Old lampshade too dark but this new lighter version is very pretty! And you kept the interesting texture of the burlap. Good thinking! The trim sets it off very well.

  3. Hi Stephenie,

    What a great project! Painting the burlap white worked wonders and the trim was just the right finishing touch!


  4. It does look much better! Way to use what you already had!

  5. Great make-over! I liked the burlap lampshade plain AND this way. You're very talented. Great job!

  6. Hey Stephanie - don't forget to link up to my new blog party today!

    BTW - we're practically neighbors...
    (Syracuse, NY)

  7. Perfect! What a transformation. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

  8. That's cute! It looks great on the dresser.

  9. I think this looks so cute...perfect to go with that adorable table!

  10. What a pretty transformation!

    I'm hosting a blog party right now and would love it if you linked up!

  11. svinch@twcny.rr.comMay 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    I love the new look of the lamp shade and I am glad to see you tied it together with the room.


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