Tag Archives: lampshade

Victorian Crown Restored for a Capodimonte Lamp

My client found this lamp stored in a basement.  The Capodimonte Lamp and Victorian Crown shade were in remarkable condition considering the storage location.       It must have been a dry basement as there was no rust damage to the wire frame.  The shade had something spilled on it.  It looks like rust, […]

STAN HYWET MUSIC ROOM, HISTORIC PICTURES, LAMPSHADE RESTORE PROJECT

As I am dismantling these historic shades, I realized I did not have a visual of what the chandelier and sconce lamp pieces actually looked like. Upon request, Stan Hywet curators sent pictures of the the lighting fixtures.  The following are pictures of the room in its’ entirety and a picture of the lighting fixture. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

Golden Crown Victorian Lampshade, Missouri

Vintage Custom Restore.  Lampshade Restore.  Vintage Frame.  Vintage Trim.  The original fabric was so unusual.  The original cover was a gold fine fabric like hosiery.  Beautiful finish.  I could not find anything even close to texture, but I was able to restore the “vintage golden glow!”                 This […]

CUT CORNER LAMPSHADE LINER REPAIR, REPLACE, RESTORE

Contemporary Cut Corner Lampshade LINER REPAIR.  The small cut corner lampshade has been restored with a new lamp shade liner.  Not particularly a vintage shade, just small and needs candlelight eco friendly lighting.     The small lampshade cover is in mint condition.  The shade has soft pleated corners.  The cover is a thin cover […]

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 […]