Tag Archives: lampshades

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. […]

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 […]

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:  

COOLIE CHANDELIER LAMP SHADES REPAIRED, RESTORED

These are a set of 5 Chandelier Contemporary Lamp Shades.  The vintage lampshade covers were in mint condition, even the styrene liners were great.  The wires connected to the top and bottom of the shades were letting loose from the actual shades.  Not all the shades were having issues.   To keep the set looking consistent, […]

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 […]

SWEET VICTORIAN LAMPSHADES, PINK LINERS

Last project for 2014:   A set of Victorian Scalloped vintage lampshades.   Complete custom restoration project.  Wires treated for rust.  Custom hand sewn cover and liner.  New trim.  Rosette accents! My customer inherited the beautiful lamps.  They have been passed through 2 generations.  The ceramic rose lamp bases are in mint condition, but the […]

Edward Alden Bell Lampshades, Restored, Recovered, Repaired

“Hand Taylored in the Studio of Edward Alden Designs, Detroit”  These two bell floor lampshades were seriously deteriorating.   The covers and liners were brittle and torn.  The top and bottom valances were still in tact.  The lampshade wire frames were in great condition.   The vintage Edward Alden shades were hand sewn.  I estimate […]

RECTANGLE CHANDELIER VINTAGE LAMPSHADES RECOVERED, RESTORED

These rectangle lampshades sit on a chandelier.  The shade fabric was splitting and the liners were damaged.  The lampshade wires were solid and there was no rust.                 I used a textured ivory fabric for the new cover.  On chandelier lamps the liners are clearly exposed.  I used […]

Vintage Valance Burgundy Silk Bell Lampshades Restored, Pennsylvania

Restoration is a challenging service in any industry.  Lampshades are different sizes, shapes, fabrics and finishes.  These bell floor lamp shades were quite challenging and a learning experience.  My patience was challenged from the start all the way to the day of shipping. The rose colored shades are the original shades.  They faded over time.  […]