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Estate Lampshade Restore, Stan Hywet Music Room, Akron, Ohio

Estate sconce / candlelight historic lampshade restoration project for the Stan Hywet Estate.  This is an ongoing blog in real time of the restoration project.   Currently, I am restoring the wire frames for the sconce / candlelight shades.   There has been a lot of work going on.  Dismantling the fabric from the lampshade wires has […]

LAMPSHADE RESTORATION PROJECT: STAN HYWET MUSIC ROOM

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is located in Akron, Ohio.  The “home” is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.   Stan Hywet historic estate is restoring the Music Room.  I have the honor of restoring all the sconce and chandelier shades in the Music Room. […]

Lampshade, Gold Deco Fabric LampShade Restore, Accent Lighting

Deco Lamp, gold fabric lampshade with copper accents, complete restore.  Replacing a deco fabric cover on a lampshade is one of the most challenging tasks.  It is very difficult to match vintage fabric when trying to preserve and match the original trim fabric.   Most often, I have to find a fabric that will blend since […]

Vintage Lampshade Found in Crawl Space of Historic Home

This beautiful lampshade was found in the crawl space of a Home on the Historic Register in Centerville, Utah.  The crawl space was dry but had no protective wrap and was under other objects.     The was covered with dust.  All the panels had been hand painted.  The center “cameo” is a picture of […]

Lampshade Restoration Rescue Shades

I have recently opened a Shop: “Lampshade Rescue, Paws 4 Flaws”   Restored  Replacement Lampshades.   Accent Lighting Lamps. To save some of these higher end vintage lampshades, PAWS have been applied to the FLAWS!   Not all shades have the “signature paws” but all sales are a partial contribution to our local pet rescue organizations. My favorite […]

Historic Lampshades Restored for NAROMI LAND TRUST EVENT, Connecticut

Two “Keepsake” lamps with restored shades will be featured in a home of the NAROMI LAND TRUST Festival of Dinners!  The room is gorgeous!  Such an honor.                   Naromi Land Trust.  Forever.  Sherman. http://naromi.org   Of the two shades, the gooseneck was the oldest.  The wire frame […]

Raw Silk Lampshade Restored, Recovered

Raw silk is a very rustic loose woven fabric.  Raw silk was used on vintage shades.  Not too many around today.  The fabric gets nubby as it ages.  The fabric looks very different when the light is on!  Shockingly different. The original vintage raw silk drum shade was damaged while my client was relocating.   […]

F. Cooper Pleated Lampshade Liner Repair

The small pleated F. Cooper forest green lampshade cover still going strong, but the liner and trim was disintegrating.  We replaced the liner but the trim was beyond repair.     As you can see, the pleated cover was backed with a grey underlay.  Some fabrics are transparent and need to backed so the light […]

FABRIC LAMPSHADE LIGHTING SAFETY, CAUTION!

I restore lamp shades of all shapes, sizes and materials.  The following pictures are of a table light lamp with a fabric lampshade that had a 150 watt bulb.  The pictures are frightening!  The elderly seem to be most at risk trying to read by a table light.   A reading light with a metal […]

ANTIQUE COLONIAL LAMPS WITH BALLERINA SHADES

This pair of Victorian Lamps with restored Ballerina shades are in mint condition.  These historic lamps are a rare find, especially with original shades.  The lamps are a Keepsake from her Mother. My client was kind enough to share pictures of the restored Ballerina Shades on their Antique Victorian Lamp bases!          Thank […]