I put this American theme lampshade on my front porch light. It is just a cotton fabric shade and I am not sure how long it will hold up in the outdoors. The lampshade was made in 1991 when my shade business was “Lampshade Gallery.” The shade has been kept in a box for all these years.
In the early 90’s, I made an assortment of lampshades. People did not want to buy my theme shades but wanted me to fix theirs. That is how I got into lampshade restoration.
This particular old (new) candlelight lampshade is scotch guarded, but it is still outside. I did not plan to use the shade as a porch light. The shade I make intentionally for outside, will have to be made with outdoor fabric and the wire will need to be treated so as not to rust.
I used a socket reducer so I could use a 25 watt candlelight bulb. It is not meant to be a bright porch light but an accent piece.
The lampshade is a my signature on my front porch!