So I know I've been a bit of a Debbie Downer these days, with all my disobedient 3 year old issues, but I wanted to take a turn for the "happy" this weekend....aren't you proud of me?!?
I got this plain old shade for 50cents at a yard sale and I knew I wanted to do something burlappy with it...yup, that's a word now.
Amy was over on Friday, thus the pictures of me working on/with the lamp shade...
Ummmm not sure why my hair has a skunk stripe in it...
So I totally cut my burlap in the wrong place---oops! I'm pretty sure that Aubrey was doing some serious whining as I was cutting, but I'm not going to get into that. I already promised I wouldn't be a Debbie Downer ;) Soooo I had to sew a few pieces together to make it fit the shade. The shade might have also been a bit of a behemoth and I might not have bought enough burlap....thaaaaat's beside the point.
Of course I got my ruffle on....wouldn't have it any other way.
Things I learned while making this
1. you CAN sew burlap
2. burlap stinks
3. hot glue guns are hot
4. I'm glad a second person was there because it's hard to glue and hold and maneuver a behemoth shade
5. I need a hot glue gun that has heat settings. ouch.
Look at that ruffle!
I lurve me a good ruffle...not to mention burlap!
Please disregard the nasty looking lamp base, that was a peachy find that I got for a whopping $1 at a sale :) It's going to be spray painted a fun and funky color once we get to Georgia...I may be getting my crafty on here, but the weather is not cooperating for a good spray painting session. Stupid rain.
Isn't she wonderful?! I love it and so does Zach...that's always a bonus :)