You may be wondering what happened with that Christmas tree I mentioned putting up today. Well, it's not happening today for sure.
Because at 6:00 a.m. I saw these Pottery Barn lamp shades...burlap shades...
I happen to have a whole roll of burlap on the floor right beside my computer. I had the sudden impulse to recover two lampshades.
So right then and there, I ran to the family room and took the shades off two lamps. I have been wanting to replace these black shades because you can't see anything with them. I have to take the shade off the lamp if I want to read.
My first mission was to get the burlap on. I decided to use Mod Podge, but I could not find any. So I had to go shopping with DH at 8:30 a.m. We first stopped at our VFW chapter's Fall Craft/Treasures sale. We donated a bunch of items to this sale. Of course I found a few treasures to buy. After that I went to Joanne's for my glue while DH grocery-shopped. I found so many treasures there, that I almost forgot the glue I came for. Then we both went to Kmart and the dollar store....I found treasures at both. LOL. I don't shop often, but when I do, I stock up. We finally made it back home about 11:30 a.m.
Right after lunch I went back to working on the shade. The black fabric is stretchy and I think that distorted the pattern, because I found it pretty difficult to get the burlap on nice and tight. I had a lot of extra burlap at the top and eventually ended up cutting it out, which meant a second seam. I don't how that will turn out.
I used my thinly-gloved hand to rub the glue over and under the entire shade.
I am not giving up yet. The Mod Podge is going to dry clear. I still have a few finishing ideas, but I have to wait until it dries so I can see where I am at. I probably won't be able to do anything until tomorrow morning. So you will have to stayed tuned to see if the project is a success of if it will be put to the curb for Thursday's garbage pick up.
In the meantime, look what I bought at Kmart:
Halloween decorations! I could not resist. The black/green pumpkin was regularly $8.99. Just what I paid? 89 cents!! Everything was 90% off. I payed less than $3 for all of this. Now, that's my kind of bargain shopping. One bag is full of bloodshot eyes. How cool would they be dropped into a Halloween cocktail glass? I really must have a Halloween dinner party next year so I can use this stuff.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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