Burlap Roses

Just a quick little diversion from a harder project that I was working on! 

 Let me explain. I was working on making a chair slipcover that was challenging. Sometimes when I get overwhelmed and need a break but not from creativity, I do a simple little project...feel like I accomplished something and can resume the challenge before me at hand.

That is the case with this little lamp shade. It is a cute lamp that I purchased like this...
I thought a bit of embellishment would go a long way. Out came the burlap and the rest is, let's just say Roses!
Make 'em. Hot glue them on!

It needed something more so I made the leaf and added it.
Such an easy 15 minute project that anyone can do. In it's new location, it looks divine!

Some of you may want to see that little bench/table that I painted several years back. You can only get a hint of it in the first picture above, but HERE are more details of it in this post.
And now here is some crazy that most of us in the Midwest experienced...What Spring?

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  1. I'm the same way - if I'm working on a difficult project, or shipping a bunch of orders until my mind feels like bubble wrap, I take a break and work on a smaller, easier project that gives me more pleasure and sense of accomplishment. Your lamp looks adorable! Sick of the snow, aren't we?!!!

  2. Your lampshade is gorgeous Terry! What a difference the burlap made. You know I love your painting skills too.

  3. YIKES!!! I feel just a bit guilty sitting here enjoying 62*F and bright sunshine! Sending you some North Central Florida warmth.
    Cute roses :-) They look great on the lampshade.
    Hugs, Gee

  4. Pretty why to dress up a nice lamp shade ;)
    Great idea....


  5. Hi! You were the link before me at the DIY Dreamer link party! Just wanted to stop by to say hi! I love your decorating style... very classic! Great job on the burlap roses!

    It's Always Ruetten

  6. Those are so pretty! And so easy to do.Yes I agree sometimes I need to step away from a project before I pull my hair out LOL.Wow you got lots of snow.We are way north and did not get anything for a change.

  7. I am one who looks at a blog idea and says that's cute, but I just leave it at that..This one I think I might just try!!

  8. What a super cute way to dress up a lampshade!
    The photo of your house looks beautiful Terry...even though it looks like winter instead of spring!!

  9. Awww, I love this! So pretty! You should join up to my new link party {1 party, 5 blogs!} http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  10. Love that little leaf, so cute!
    I'm visiting from Wildly Original today. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  11. Really cute! Makes a big difference to the lamp and I love the little white table too

  12. How adorable! The burlap is just the right touch and how sweet is that leaf!
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter!

  13. Terry that is do cute! I am exactly the same way, when I get overwhelmed by a big project. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


  14. Love the burlap roses! And the snow is beautiful, but enough already!


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