Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas For My Country Girl Lampshade

Way back in the summer, when I redid this lampshade, I thought it would be so easy to dress it up for special occasions.  And, it was! ~

If you missed the original post on refurbishing a lampshade with burlap, you can read about it here.

The short story is I took a disgusting old floor lamp shade, tacked some burlap on it with needle and thread and put a strip of frayed dropcloth cotton around the middle.  Adding a few carved, wooden buttons and covering the yellowed candle bulb sleeves with vintage sheet music dressed her up. ~

Of course I don't usually keep my floor lamp outside by a chippy old door.  That would be weird!  It would also suck to have to go outside to read in Canada, in the winter!

I poked a bit of wire through the burlap to attach this country style snowman ornament. ~

I'm crushing on these birch bark stars I bought in an after Christmas clearance sale!  Out comes the glue gun and they are attached to the cotton band. ~

It still needed a touch of colour, so I clipped a couple of sprigs off the fir tree and gave them a shot of fake snow spray. ~

I'd call this a 10 minute costume change for my country girl lampshade. ~

Please tell me you are all as far behind in Christmas decorating as I am!

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