Tag Archives: hard shell


Cracked and stained vintage contemporary rectangle lampshade restored with Anna Marie Linen styrene.  The lampshade wire was in great shape but the cover is beyond repair.  The only option is to replace the cover.               The lamp for this shade is unique and unusual. My client was kind enough […]

Burlap Lampshade for Antique Jug Lamp Base

You really don’t know how difficult it is to match a shade to a lamp base until you purchase a lamp base without a shade.  My customer purchased this vintage jug lamp base without a lampshade.    She could not find just the right shade that would accent the vintage jug lamp base.   She […]


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 […]

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 […]


A black-out lampshade only allows light through the top and bottom of the shade, limiting the lighting.  No light shows through the actual shade.   They are pretty shades just not very good lighting.   The biggest problem with black out shades is the minimal light.  Often higher watt bulbs are used to generate more […]

A-Frame Home Spun Linen Lampshades Restored

There are a pair of these shades.  The new cover is Beige Homespun Linen.  This A-frame lampshade is a modern style  and seemed to be a trend in the late 90’s. Even though it looks simple, the arc can be tricky.  The dimensions are 7″ x 22″ x 13″     I started tearing these shades […]