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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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25 comments:

  1. You don't need nuttin' but that lampshade!

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  2. That country girl looks awesome! I LOVE that picture with the chippy old door!

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  3. I'm way behind you Maureen as I've done nothing !
    I need to get inventive like this, so that (when I finally start) I can fit everything in - your country girl lampshade is looking great.

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  4. I have a lamp similar to this. Hmmmm....
    It looks really festive.

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  5. Oh, Maureen. Your lampshade made me smile. Love it. So cute.

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  6. That is pretty sweet!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. much farther behind. enjoyed your Canadians reading on the porch visual!

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  8. Well how cute it that?!! I love it and I do remember that lamp! Are those carved buttons walnut shells? They look very cool. I am totally jealous of those birch bark stars too! Nice project!

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  9. Costume change LOL, That's a cool idea, lamps that can be dressed up, hmm brain ticking - I also love the chippy door, grab a jumper and read - says she who has no idea what snow really feels like, how cold can it be???

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  10. I'm jealous. I want a Country Girl lampshade, too. I don't know if I could pull it off with style like you, though. The shade looks even more fabulous with the light coming through it. I think when you don't have a bunch of money invested in decor items, you can fearlessly have fun with them. Yes, those are walnut shells. I had a belt of them when I was 10 years old. Loved it. Enjoy your holidays!

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  11. Hey- That turned out pretty danged cute for a disgusting old floor lamp! Great job!!! xo Diana

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  12. Your lampshade looks very festive. Simple but very effective.

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  13. Maureen,

    i love this lampshade. it is so cute and festive. Not Christmas, but my Hanukkah decorations didn't get put up till two days ago and the holiday starts Tonight. Waay behind.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  14. I love what you've done to that lampshade..
    Balisha

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  15. What a neat idea! You've made a very adaptable lampshade!! You can do something with it for Valentine's Day, for Easter.... What fun!

    I have not done one drop of decorating yet.

    xo
    Claudia

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  16. Love the lampshade. I noticed the music on the little light bulb holders.Since I teach piano lessons I've got to look into doing this!

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  17. I love your old lamp and the lampshade looks fabulous before the snow man makeover and now it looks simply fantastic.
    I live in Winnipeg, where in Canada do you live?
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. Great Idea Maureen ... you are just so clever. Wish I had a shade to dress up like that.
    Christmas Blessing,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  19. I love your Country Girl. :-)

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  20. This turned out super cute! I've been into redoing lampshades lately and this is a keeper!

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  21. How sweeet is this lamp shade! I love it. thank you for sharing it with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  22. Maureen, love your lampshade its so cute! You added just the right touches for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm featuring your lampshade on Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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