Friends, if you have a hot glue gun, a roll of burlap and tough fingers...have I got an easy project for you! It's not only easy, but super inexpensive!
When I saw this roll of chevron burlap at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, I fell in love with it and knew I needed to use it in my home.
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The colors are perfect for my home.
I was inspired by a friend's lampshade makeover and decided to update this shade that I'd never really loved. Its slight bell shape never seemed to fit the style of the lamp itself or my own personal style; I'm more a drum shade kinda gal!
All it took was one roll of burlap ribbon.
I measured the height of my shade and added 2 inches to allow for the top and bottom of the burlap to be folded over and hot glued in place. I cut the burlap into strips the size I needed, and glued them on one by one, slightly overlapping the edges. I needed almost the entire 15-ft roll of burlap for my medium size shade. But when you look at what a roll of burlap costs vs a new lampshade, it was a thrifty project!
As I pulled the burlap taut to hot glue the edges, the bell shape disappeared and I was getting that drum shape that I wanted!
Um..can you tell the above pics were taken on my dining table before it got its amazing new refinished top?
Other than burning my fingertips, this was a very easy and quick project. I think I was done in 30 minutes. The hardest part was lining up my chevron so it matched...and as you can see it's not perfect...but we're trying to embrace a little more imperfection here in the diy beautify household...so we're loving it just the way it is!
After all, it's a huge improvement.
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