Got any ideas?

I painted this lamp…….

Then, this shade didn’t work.

And I  do not like this one either, that I tried today.

I am going for this look….

Woven Wicker Tapered Drum Lamp Shade

And sort of this look.

Architectural Salvage Lamp Bases

Here is another picture with better lighting so that you can see the actual color of the lamp.

After I painted it.

I think a woven shade, in the first picture from Pottery Barn, with the “woven” painted area on my lamp, will be like putting plaid and stripes together…..don’t you?

Burlap Tapered Drum Lamp Shade

But this kind of shade may do the trick.

Now, I haven’t taken the plastic off of either of my shades for a reason.

I am now going to have to return them. (So don’t be thinking I’m all wasteful and stuff…can you tell I feel guilty about buying a new shade?)

But, maybe I do not have to return them both if I find a way to give my white shade the burlap look.


Got any ideas?

Would love to hear your thoughts.



0 thoughts on “Got any ideas?

  • July 9, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Um, how ’bout burlap?  The finer woven burlap would cover it nicely.

  • July 9, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Love your base.. that is great! I have nothing. I would keep the shade. I tried the burlap thing and every flaw showed when I cut the light on. so I ended up finding another. So waste of time and money. 

  • July 9, 2011 at 4:54 am

    nice paint job!  Love your ideas..maybe cover a plain white one in burlap or even weave some burlap  ribbon or strips.maybe some pleated burlap material?  

  • July 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

    You haven’t taken the plastic off of the two you don’t like, so return them both and get one in burlap. I would take the lamp with me to the store, and talk to the salesperson. Sometimes they have alternatives you would have never come up with! And taking the lamp with you will save a lot of buying, not liking, returning…repeat…lol

  • July 9, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Cover white shade with beigy osnaburg fabric, it’s thin enough to let light through and I think you could glue it on with spray glue. I’ll email you a pic of one I did that way with fabric about the thickness of the osnaburg. Take care, VBg

  • July 10, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Our Hobby Lobby has shades you can buy that are plain & you cover them with whatever fabric you choose. They are have a pattern you remove & underneath is already glued. You just lay the pattern on your material, cut & then press to the shade & it sticks. I have used a couple & did have to hot glue the end of the material down. It was about a 10 minute project. Our store doesn’t have shades as big as you need but they might have them in yours (if you are near one) or on-line. I would do burlap…I love it;)

  • July 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Love the burlap look. Haven’t seen any like it though. Sorry.


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