Category Archives: Fabric Laminated Lampshades

Gerald Thurston Lightolier Lampshade Repair

The top wire of this Gerald Thurston Lightolier lampshade detached from the shade. I cleaned the wire and reattached it to the lampshade cover.

Contemporary Chandelier Shade Restoration, Repair

The beautiful display chandelier was purchased from a lighting store.  When the chandelier was delivered to the customer, a couple of the styrene shades were damaged.  Even though this is a new purchase, the shades were not available for reorder.  Kindly, the lighting store referred the customer to Lampshade Restoration for repair.   These particular […]

Candlelight Lampshades Restored, NE Ohio

The candlelight pleated shades go on a desk lamp with two separate lights.  The inside of the shade is styrene (plastic) covered with a muslin pleated fabric.  The unique size makes these shades difficult to replace.   We restored the shades with  Anna Marie Linen styrene (fabric laminated to plastic).  The plastic styrene materials are […]


This original black-out lampshade was restored with a beige linen styrene.  Lampshade styrene is  fabric laminated to a hard plastic.  It is used for lampshades that only have a top and bottom wire.   The original black-out material does not allow light to show through the shade.  The light comes through the top opening and […]

Desktop Lampshade Repair / Restore, NE Ohio

A gentleman purchased this brass candlelight cluster desktop lamp at a resale shop.  He contacted me for repairs to this very unique lamp.  I can see why he was so intrigued with the lamp.  This small desktop lamp has candle lights that swivel, a brass arrow that adjusts the shade height and a brass wreath […]

Oval Lampshade Restored with Black Linen Styrene

  The blackout black oval lampshade has been restored with black linen styrene.  Black out shades only allow light through the top and bottom of the shade.  It is very minimal light.   High watt bulbs damaged the shade.       The linen also allows quite a bit of light through the shade. The […]

Custom Lampshade Restoration, Marble Paper Styrene Shade

The light from this old lampshade was very dim from the aging process.  The original shade was light weight to accommodate the lamp fitting that it hangs from.    It is actually a hanging shade. These drum shades are my favorite to restore for obvious reasons.     I used a marble paper styrene backed […]

Ceiling Hanging Light Restored with Ivory Linen

The shade for this ceiling hanging wood light was restored with styrene backed ivory linen.  Styrene is plastic with fabric laminated to the plastic.   Some people call them hard backed lampshades or hard shelled lampshades. The original shade was aging and getting weak from the concentrated heat of light bulbs.   The wood hanging […]


Two very large (4″ x 25″ x 14 5/8″) contemporary lampshades restored.  The original lampshade had a standard linen fabric laminated styrene shade. After 20 years, the lampshades discolored but their lamp bases are a beautiful accent to their room.  They could not find new lampshades to fit and could not find new lamps they […]

Ohio Lampshade Restoration

  This old drum lampshade was so cracked that it had to be duck taped before tearing it down so it would not fall to  pieces.   I use the original material as a pattern for the new lamp shade and sometimes I have to go to extremes to keep the original from falling apart. The […]