Monday, March 24, 2014

Dressing Up the Lamp shades

I did an easy DIY today and dressed up my two plain white lamp shades.  I used a little burlap and some bling burlap flowers.



I bought this burlap ruffle and thought I might use it on a few things around the house.  Was not sure what but just loved this burlap.

I had these plain white lamp shades I have been hanging onto until I could find new ones.  So I thought since I have not been able to find any new ones I like...... I will just dress these up with some of that burlap.


Got out the hot glue gun and glued the ruffle around the center of the lamp shade.


I had some burlap left over so I made some flowers and added a little bling to each one and glued them to the burlap on the shade.

So now I have dressed up the lampshades without a lot of fuss.  Easy Peasy fix to plain ole white shades.

Have a great week.
Kris
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56 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love that burlap with the ruffle, Kris! You need to stop posting all these great things you find ~ it's going to kill my budget! : ) Your lamps looks great. Sometimes it just a little update like this that can change the whole look.

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  2. Wow! What a difference and super cute!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  3. Gorgeous! That ruffle is so neat, I've never seen one like it.

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  4. that is the cutest burlap! adorable idea, kris:)

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  5. Kris, Very cute idea! I love the burlap ruffle, I have never seen that before. Do you remember where you got it? You always amaze me with all your creativity. Love the bling added to the flower!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  6. Kris, you just know how to turn an ordinary thing into the extraordinary! Love what you did with the lamp shade! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Kris,
    From plain to fabulous! Very sweet ruffle.
    XO,
    Vera

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  8. Well Kris, you have done it again! I absolutely love the ruffle burlap! What a great fix to your lampshade. And I know what you mean about not being able to find some that you like. I've been on the hunt lately. I can also relate you your dining room table being your "studio/craft" room. At least, for me, It makes me HAVE to clean up when I'm done so my people can eat supper. Hope you have a great week friend!

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  9. Turned out great! I finally found a lampshade I needed in the right size just yesterday and need to give it some zing.

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  10. Love the lampshade. Such a talent you have! I do pretty good with a glue gun. Dont sew wish I did.. Happy Monday!

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  11. So quick and easy...my kind of decorating. Looks nice too. I would never throw an old shade away after seeing this. LOL. xoxo, Susie

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  12. Better than any you could have found! They look great!

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  13. I LOVE this, Kris!! The burlap complements the wood in the lamp stand.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Too, too cute! I like that there is a strip of burlap around the shade instead of fully covering it with burlap. The strip makes a statement.

    You are so clever.

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  15. Looks great Kris. I have the same problem - can't find the shades I need and I was going to cover them with fabric, now you have given me some ideas.
    Hopefully Spring has arrived in Chicagoland. Been busy re-potting with some pretty flowers.
    Have a terrific week.
    Mary

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  16. Love the transformation! May I ask where you found that burlap ribbon? It is so neat!

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    1. Hi Lucy,
      I actually got this ribbon at a little shop I frequent. She only had a couple of rolls of it. I just thought it was so unique and have never seen it before. Sorry I could not tell you it was from Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics or Hobby Lobby that would make it easier but it was from a little shop.
      Kris

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  17. Gorgeous! What a wonderful idea!
    Jennelise

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  18. Looks good. How fun, and you are so creative. Hugs, Marty

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  19. LUV!! an ever seen the burlap all ruffled like that. Must find some :)

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  20. It looks pretty and I love the ruffle!♡

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  21. Kris-What a great idea. The flower with bling adds the perfect finishing touch. If I ever go all white you are the gal I am gonna call to come help me! Love what you do! Do you know Melanie @ Sweet Melanie's blog? She has a pretty blog like you do, too. xo Diana

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  22. That is cute and makes it look like a new lampshade! Did you paint the bottom to match the burlap? Your house must be continually changing with all your wonderful ideas! Nancy

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  23. Omigosh! I totally need a length of that stuff!!!! How fabulous & perfect for the lampshade. Love this idea so much.

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  24. Such a pretty ruffle, Kris! You did a wonderful job of transforming the shade!

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  25. So very, very adorable Kris...like putting on a beautiful new hat...!!! .. love the ruffles and the flower! Great idea and great job!!

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  26. Your idea is so adorable! What a marvellous ruffle!Your touches can made lovely creations
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  27. How pretty Kris - and the perfect accessory for your gorgeous room!
    xox

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  28. This is so lovely Kris. I've never seen ruffled burlap. What a great way to use it.

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  29. Super gorgeous Kris,love your beautiful new shade!
    xx
    Anne

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  30. Kris - Super cute! I love the ruffled burlap and the new shades look great! . :)

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  31. WOW....Very clever and sooo pretty! LOVE your ideas, Kris! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  32. Perfect! The color of the burlap matches so nicely with the lamp base that it looks like it was made for it! But we all know that mass production never looks that adorable!! Love it! And...I spy the #3 birdhouse again :) Blessings, Cindy

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  33. Well done, Kris!

    Funny that sometimes the easier things give us the most "pop" or bang for our buck.

    If you were to even be able to find anything like that for sale it'd go for plenty, for sure - looks great.

    Hugs.

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  34. That turned out so cute..and easy too...awesome!

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  35. Those turned out super cute, and with a glue gun. What could be easier. They fit your decor perfectly now.

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  36. Kris that looks lovely. What a greataccent. Hugs

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  37. Those turned out beautiful! Love the ruffled burlap!!

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  38. Kris, what a great transformation! I really love the lamp base, too, and now the shade makes it really special! :)
    Susan

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  39. Love the new look you gave that lampshade! That burlap ruffle you found is so pretty. I bet you'll find other places in your home that you can use it too.

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  40. Wow Kris, your lampshade looks beautiful...the perfect extra touch! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  41. That is a fabulous transformation! I actually have a I Have to Fix My Lampshade board on pinterest because I need ideas! Pinned!

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  42. Is a great idea and a wonderful result!
    Deborah

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  43. So cute! I always love how something so simple can make things look so different!

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  44. Very cute, Kris. It's always inspiring to see your projects. ~ Nancy

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  45. Just adorable! You are one crafty and creative lady Kris! I love the way these turned out....and with such basic supplies!
    Super cute! And I loooove the bases of the lamps!
    Julie

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  46. WOW...from plain to pretty...love the burlap flower you added. The whole vignette is simply beautiful!!!

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  47. LOVE it. I love to dress up shades too. From drab to fab!

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  48. Love what you did to this lampshade - So very cute!

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  49. Thanks Kris for spotlighting Debbie! I have never visited your blog until now, I attempted to become a follower but Google is not cooperating, I'll stop back later. I love this post using the burlap!
    Faye

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  50. Such a cute idea, Kris! I've got a few plain Jane white lampshades that could use a little bling. Thanks for the idea!

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