After looking at the lampshade for a couple of hours I decided it needed a little something…..Another lightbulb moment!!!!! Burlap and twine!!!!!!!! I have been on a burlap kick lately, after all!
I cut enough burlap to go around the perimeter of the bottom of the shade. I fringed the ends for a more rustic look. Then using my handy dandy hot glue gun I glued it along the bottom edge. To give it a more finished look I chose twine over ribbon to keep that rustic style going. You could use ribbon if you like to tie in with a specific color scheme. The twine covered any raw edges.
To add some balance I hot glued some twine along the top of the lampshade as well. Just apply the glue in a thin bead a few inches long and place your twine(or ribbon) as you go. I applied three rows.
I really LOVE how the shade looks! Now I am wondering about the lamp itself….keep it brass or paint it out……………decisions, decisions!!!! I will just have to live with it for a few days before I make any decisions!