Tag Archives: fabric

Lampshade Liners Replaced, Restored Shades

Lampshade Liners Replaced.  Liners shred from age and heat, but the covers are still in great shape.  Just replace the liner!   Keep the original lampshade wire, cover and trim. This oval deco celestial lampshade cover is in great shape.       This oval lampshade cover is in great shape, but the liner started […]

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 […]

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 Lampshade Liners Repaired, Replaced

  Lampshade liner repairs, liners replaced, original trim re-attached.  Beautiful pair of F Cooper shades with covers in mint condition.  Vintage lampshade liners split, crack, deteriorate over time.  Replace shredding liners at the first signs of the liner fabric becoming brittle and cracking. Original F Cooper Shades with shredding liners:     Liners replaced:  

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 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 […]

KANSAS LAMPSHADE LINERS, REPLACED, RESTORED,

This entire set of lamp shades have had the liners replaced.  Beautiful Shades!  One set of shades were Ethan Allan blush colored shades.  The pleated shade is a Westwood lampshade.  The set of gold covered shades did not have identification, but they are very nice deco lampshades.   All the covers of these shades were […]

Contemporary Vintage 1950’s Oval Lampshade Restored

This oval lampshade belongs to a vintage 1950’s contemporary lamp base.   The oval lampshade was in need of repairs.  The original shade was in great condition, but the fabric was starting to get brittle and split.     I removed all the fabric from the lampshade frame and there were only 4 vertical wires.  There […]

QUOIZEL LAMPSHADE LINER REPLACED, REPAIRED, RESTORED

Boudior Quoizel Lampshade liner removed, replaced with new liner and trimmed with original trim.  These very small lampshades are my favorite.  They are accent lights and need no more than a small night light bulb.