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Quick DIY Lamp Update

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!

Update a tired lampshade with this easy DIY and burlap ribbon. Find out how at DIY beautify.

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!

Update a tired lampshade with this easy DIY and burlap ribbon. Find out how at DIY beautify.

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!

burlap covered lampshade


After all, it's a huge improvement.

Update a tired lampshade with this easy DIY and burlap ribbon. Find out how at DIY beautify.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your summer is going great and you're enjoying some relaxing, lazy days by the pool or beach.



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17 comments:

  1. Dude! I love a super simple project with big impact. Great tip!

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  2. I am so glad I found your post. I need to buy lampshades or recover mine. I think recovering may be the way to go.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Chrissy
    rosesrhubarbandpearls.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you found it too! This is such a great way to save a ton of money and get a cute and unique lamp!!
      Have a great evening,

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  3. Really cute! I love the ribbon you used to update this shade. I would have never thought to glue individual pieces of ribbon in place. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Lyndsay, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities, doesn't it, LOL! Have a great day ;)

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  4. Great idea! I love the way it turned out!

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  5. Fun and Fabulous!! I'm working my way through embracing imperfection too. I'd say your makeover looks perfect to me!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. Aww, you are so sweet Diane! I've been a perfectionist all my life...it's so hard to let.go.of.some.of.that.control (oh, did I mention I'm a bit of a control-freak too??) LOL! Thanks for stopping by to comment! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Love this Cindy! Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday!!

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  7. Super cute Cindy. Love the grey chevron! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Love this lampshade Cindy! Great job with the chevron too.

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    1. Thanks so much Deborah, it was such a quick, easy and inexpensive project!! Those are the best, right?

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