Monday, May 5, 2014

How I made a lampshade with burlap.............

The second lampshade I made is completely different than the other two that I made from an antique lace tablecloth. This one, I decided, should be made out of a great piece of burlap I found at Hobby Lobby. The process is the same, only I glued the fabric to the frame instead of hand stitching.

I didn't take many pictures of the process because, quite frankly, this is my third lampshade I've ever made and this one was made from a completely different fabric and I didn't expect it would turn out so good! Sorry:)




Again, I took the measurement of the shade and cut a piece to fit leaving an extra inch so I could machine stitch it closed, making a tube that I could just slip over the lamp body.

You can see the seam in this photo, and you can see the extra fabric that I folded over and glued to the base.





Then I stretched it over the lamp body and placed the seam along one of the "ribs".

I left just enough fabric at the top and bottom of the shade to fold over and glue. I had to make sure the print on the fabric was straight before I started gluing it to the body. I didn't want the Eiffel Tower to be leaning!

I just glued the top and bottom in place using my glue gun, this one was very simple to make.




After gluing it to the body or frame, I used a cute decorative trim and glued that in place to hide the unfinished edges.




Then I left some of it peeking out so you could see it from the other side.
Oooo la la!!




I bought this embellishment, I just thought it was the perfect accent for this lamp.














This lamp shade took no time at all to make and I think it is c'est tellement mignon
or "is so cute"!



14 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Rhonda! J'adore the fabric and I really, really like the finished edge. I have never done that on a lampshade, wow it really makes a difference!

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  2. Darling lampshade Rhonda. I also love your embellishment you added.

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    1. Anonymous9:15:00 AM

      Lovely shade. You're so talented. Cathy

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  3. It looks amazing! Great job! I wanted to reply to your comment on my blog asking about what camera I used, but it was a no-reply blogger comment so I figured it wouldn't make it to you if I did. I shared a post where I talked about my camera and lenses here: http://www.thoughtsfromalice.com/2013/05/springtime-portraits-and-mini-photo.html. Since then I have taken one online photography class through Clickin Moms (The Best Darn Digital Photography Course - I think was the name). I learned a lot but still haven't even finished all the materials yet lol! I have a link to the site on my blog if you want to check it out. Thanks again for visiting!

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    1. Thank you so much for responding! I certainly will check it all out, I could use help in the photography department! If I can take pictures half as beautiful as yours I will be happy:) Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Such a beautiful lampshade. It's so feminine. I love the bit of lace peeking through at the bottom. Very nicely done, Rhonda!

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    1. Thank you so much Brandi, and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. Too cute. I just did a few Frenchy projects myself. Love the Country French look!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! And thanks for visiting my blog!

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  6. Very pretty, Rhonda! Love the fabric and the trim you used.

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    1. Thank you Kathy! And thanks for visiting:)

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