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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.   […]

Vintage Lamp Shade Restore, Silk and Chennille Trim

Restored Small Drum Vintage Contemporary Lampshade.  The new cover is Ivory Charmeuse Silk with coordinatingIvory Chennile trim.  Cleaned wire; Replaced Cover;  Line & New Trim This vintage shade cover was stapled.  I have seen this many times and cannot imagine actually getting a clean finish stapling the material onto the frame!   I am just […]


Antique gold Stiffel Lampshade repair.  The spider wire was attached with a bronze gold paper tape.  The paper tape weakened after many years of use and the shade let loose from the top of the shade.   The original bronze paper tape is not available on todays market.  I used a dark brown grosgrain and  […]

Antique 1960’s French Drum Lampshades Restored, Relined

These Antique 1960’s French table lampshades are the largest fabric drum shades I have ever worked on.  The dimensions are 18” top by 19” bottom and 20” high.  The “Classic By Diane” lampshades are completely hand sewn, trim and all.  Her lampshades are impeccable.  The golden striped lampshade covers are most unusual.  The shades are […]

Rembrandt Vintage Lampshades, Restored

Vintage Rembrandt Lamps have such stature.  Lamps of prestige and prominence.  The drum lampshades are distinctive and trimmed to accent the lamp bases.  The lampshades for these lamps deteriorate.   The covers wear and tear.  The liners shred over time.   Rembrandt lampshade wires are strong and made to rest on glass globes.  The vertical […]


The top of the wire frame of this vintage Stiffel lampshade came loose from the styrene (hard shell) shade.  The shallow drum shade has a reflector connected to the spider wire.               The top wire of vintage lampshades can be re-attached. With pleasure, I was able to repair this […]


This small narrow drum lampshade yellowed over time.  The hard shell cover cracked and the trim was falling off.  The rose velvet trim was taking on a new color and the delicate metallic trim lost its glow.   I restored the shade with an Anna Marie Linen.  The hard shell material used to recover these […]

Vintage Drum Lampshade Restored, Repaired, OHIO

Large fabric laminated drum lampshades were popular in the 50’s and 60’s.  These very large shades have deep recessed top spider wires.  The shades were decorated to coordinate with the lamp bases.  This particular shade was trimmed with a diamond cut gold leaf cardboard trim outlined with turquoise soutache.   The fabric laminated covers dry […]

Vintage Drum Lampshade Restored, Repaired, Ohio

This vintage red and old gold trim was removed from the original shade and used on the new lampshade cover.  I was able to clean it very delicately with a lint roller.  The old gold trim was in great condition and easily cleaned, but the red velvet part of the trim was fragile and had […]

Vintage Drum Lampshade Repair, Canton Ohio

The lamp base will last forever but lampshades deteriorate over time.  This old, stained, tearing vintage lampshade with beautiful red velvet and old gold trim was a beautiful shade at one time  These large drum shades with a scalloped frame bottom were trimmed to match the lamp base.  The lamp belonged to my customers’ mother. […]